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07/16/2008

We're lovers, not fighters (*except when it comes to those who trash our lovers)

by Jeremy Hooper

200807161617Do you remember how in middle school, when a fist fight looked like it was about to erupt, your peers would all fall into different camps? Like some people would play pacifist, encouraging the two to talk out their differences and remain friends. But then others would intentionally try to stir the pot, doing all they could to imply that a knock down, drag out would be the best way to handle the situation. Remember that?

Yea, well, when reading the following excerpt, imagine a 13-year-old version of this writer saying "fight, fight" under his breath:

Division Emerges Among Foes of Calif. Same-Sex Marriages

Mike McKee
The Recorder

A united front by conservative forces against same-sex marriage in California is showing signs of cracking -- or of having been an illusion all along.

Last week, the proponents of Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment that would limit marriage to heterosexual couples, asked the California Supreme Court to prevent another conservative group -- the Campaign for California Families -- from intervening in a suit that could determine whether that issue stays on the November ballot.

In a short brief filed Thursday, Folsom, Calif., lawyer Andrew Pugno, counsel for ProtectMarriage.com, argued that rather than back Prop 8, the CCF actively campaigned against it for years in favor of another amendment that would have sharply curtailed all gay rights.
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In an interview Monday, Pugno referred to the CCF as "extremists" who want to go beyond the issue of marriage and "strip away gay rights" of any kind.

Division Emerges Among Foes of Calif. Same-Sex Marriages [The Recorder via Law.com]
(H/t: Joe.My.God)

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