Thursday, October 23, 2008

Proposition 8: Who's Really Lying?

From the Wall Street Journal Digital Network, 'Market Watch'

SACRAMENTO, Calif.,, Oct 16, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Public Records Show Proposition 8 Opponents Want Gay Marriage To Be Taught In Public Schools - 'The earlier the better.'

The top issue that has emerged in the Proposition 8 campaign is whether same-sex marriage will be taught in California public schools if the initiative is not enacted. Opponents of Proposition 8 are spending millions of dollars on television commercials telling voters that the Yes on 8 campaign's claim that gay marriage will be taught in public schools is a lie. Yet a review of public records filed with the First District Court of Appeal in Boston shows these same organizations who claim our statement is a lie fought to make it true in Massachusetts. Specifically, they fought to ensure that gay marriage be taught in Massachusetts public schools, even over the objection of parents who sought an "opt out" for their children. Gay marriage was legalized by Massachusetts courts in 2003.

Further, their assurance that parents can always "opt-out" of such instruction when it is taught is belied by the fact that in Massachusetts, they argued successfully that Massachusetts' parental opt-out provision should not be permitted.

"These damning public records show that it is in fact the organizations leading and financing the No on 8 campaign who are lying to California voters," said Yes on 8 campaign manager Frank Schubert. "On one coast of the country they tell judges that gay marriage should be taught to children in school at the youngest possible age. But, on the opposite coast, here in California, they have the audacity to tell voters that gay marriage has nothing to do with public schools."

Lying... who's really lying?

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FS Carrie said...

I don't think you're very informed about the proposition you're defending. The Massachusetts and California laws on education are different, which is why the No on 8 team is saying it will be different here.

But more importantly, children learn things that their parents deem unpleasant all the time. Why would we want to raise our kids in a shroud of ignorance? Aren't you going to teach them about same-sex marriage in the home anyway?

I will teach my children that it is wrong to eat animals. I firmly believe this. They will be taught otherwise in school. They will be told that meat is part of a balanced diet, and that animals are treated well on farms. I am not worried. I will have an open dialogue with my kids, and talk to them about these opposing opinions. Why is that so scary to you?