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Proposition 8 Passes

The Civics Lesson in the Aftermath of Prop. 8

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

For those wondering why the protests seem to persist after the passing of Prop. 8, from the political theorist perspective we may be witnessing a backlash to the tyranny of the majority.

Gay Marriage Supporter: It's Not Too Late For Civil Rights

Brooke-Sidney Gavins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brooke-Sidney Gavins

I caught up with No on Proposition 8 supporter Carlos Cabrera, 26, of San Francisco. Cabrera is a single gay man who is openly concerned about the future of gay marriage across the nation.

Dear Gays, It's Time to Shoulder the Blame

Johnathan Wilber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Johnathan Wilber

Consider for a moment -- for sake of argument -- however, that we, the LGBTQ community and our friends and family, are responsible for the discrimination, the intolerance.

How Did Proposition 8 Pass in California?

Meghan Peters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Meghan Peters

In essence, voting "no" meant "to not eliminate" gay marriage. Who says that? No one. In fact, I've been taught in writing classes that this would be poor English.

The N-Bomb is Dropped on Black Passersby at Prop 8 Protests

Pam Spaulding | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pam Spaulding

The desire to scapegoat blacks for Prop 8's defeat has exposed the now not-so-latent racism in our movement.

Prop 8 Banned Gay Marriage, So Let's Ban Propositions

Peter Clothier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Clothier

What a blemish on the name of our otherwise moderately liberal -- and fair-minded state, that we have allowed this hate-based measure to pass.

Their Own Receive Them Not

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

Ed. Note: I plan on writing something about black voters, the passage of proposition 8 in California, and the discussion that has ensued about whether...

Proposition 8 and Race

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

Remember, uneducated people -- of all races -- are not students of history. They react to the environment around them, which often rewards homophobia.

Cal Prop. 8 and Direct Democracy "Run Amok"

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Let Prop. 8 be the impetus by which Californians reestablish some sanity to the initiative process.

Why We Lost Prop 8: When Reactive Politics Become Losing Politics

Paul Hogarth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Hogarth

It pains me to describe it this way, but "No on 8" -- like Michael Dukakis -- blew a seventeen-point lead. Our right to marry just got taken away from us, and we've got to be smart if we're going to get it back.


Greg Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Saunders

I'm having a hard time expressing in words how I feel right now. On the one hand, the election of Barack Obama is one of the great moments in our nati...