If it passes, California’s Proposition 8 would define marriage as between one man and one woman, and would reverse the California Supreme Court’s 4 to 3 decision of last May 14 which overthrew the earlier and decisive vote of the people and imposed same sex marriage on the Golden State.
The ProtectMarriage.com campaign has been very effective in rallying defenders of traditional marriage and of self-government to the “Yes on 8” campaign, and a very broad coalition of community and religious leaders have led the effort.
As polling shows the race moving towards a close finish (and there is a widespread suspicion that the Yes on 8 vote is understated in these polls) some advocates of same sex marriage are going over the edge. Because there is an obvious downside in attacking the Roman Catholic leadership in California which is very vocal in its support for the Yes on 8 campaign, these extremists have instead targeted Mormons. Article VI blog details the most recent assaults, and these attempts at intimidation will no doubt grow uglier in the final two weeks of the campaign.
Any similar attempt to intimidate and threaten a minority population in the United States would be instantly and roundly denounced, hounded by the MSM, and the cause they espoused would rightly suffer. The backers of same sex marriage who are working to defeat Prop 8 should condemn these extremists and assure the voting public that they are not connected with the No on 8 campaign.