Wednesday, August 13, 2008

California Ballot: Proposition 8

the Knights of Columbus are leading the charge to defend traditional marriage between a man and a woman.

Catholic effort launched to support California proposition defending marriage, the campaign favoring Proposition 8, the California initiative that would ban same-sex marriage, on Tuesday announced the launch of the official grassroots effort dedicated to supporting the campaign. The organization Catholics for is led by the Knights of Columbus, the California Catholic Conference and Catholics for the Common Good.

Catholics for is chaired by Bill May, who is also chairman of Catholics for the Common Good., pay them a visit and add your support.

Marriage initiative becomes monetary battleground 9 (who is contributing?)
-Thanks L.A. Catholic

Mega-donations from rich donors in California and a handful of other states have ballooned the campaign fund for the effort to stop Proposition 8, with more than $2 million contributed in July alone.

No-on-8 consultant Steve Smith predicted in a press statement that the campaign will "more than match" the $10 million to $15 million that the Yes-on-8 effort intends to raise.

The No-on-8 campaign also claimed the support of labor unions, PG&E and small individual donors from California and other states.

"This is what we can expect," said Brian Brown, executive director of the National Organization for Marriage California, a supporter of the Protect Marriage coalition sponsoring Prop 8. "Everything is going to be coming from all around the country into the fight."

The Yes-on-8 campaign maintains that it is in a strong position to win in November, noting that the latest Field Poll showed a gain in support and a drop in opposition to the measure.

Prop 8 asks voters to overturn the California Supreme Court's 5-to-4 decision in June giving same-sex couples the right to designate their unions as marriage. Supporters maintain that a majority of Californians opposes such a right and that the public will should prevail over a judicial interpretation.

The court struck down Proposition 22, which 61 percent of California voters approved in 2000.
The latest supporters of the No-on-8 effort include Word Perfect software inventor Bruce Bastian of Orem, Utah, who has pledged $1 million.

David Maltz, president of Double M Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio, made two contributions in July totaling $750,000.

Third was Beverly Hills tech mogul David Bohnett, with three contributions totaling $700,000.


  1. This Thursday, August 14th, from 5:30 p.m - 8:30 p.m. at 2020 Main Street, Irvine, California:

    ACTION ALERT: Tell the Right-Wing Consultants NO to Prop 8!

  2. Thanks for the visit C.B.

    .... but I'm voting YES!