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07/22/2013

In loss, Frank Schubert and Ryan Anderson take to calling us 'cheaters'

by Jeremy Hooper

The new meme for those on the wrong side of history? Those of us who prevailed in the Prop 8 process are "cheaters" who were only able to prosper because of legal chicanery:

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SOURCES: Schubert's piece
Anderson's tweet

Oh, and Schubert, the man who has managed multiple campaigns (including Prop 8) that have quite literally taken marriage rights from gay citizens and cheated us of our chance at equality, has self-determined his side to be the ones who have been downed by an unfair move and hit below the belt. Get this nonsense:

I feel like we were cheated. Just like I felt as a kid watching the bad guy put a sleeper hold on his opponent, or hitting him below the belt or with the brass knuckles while the referee had his back turned, so have the legal system and politicians cold-cocked the people of California—seven million of whom went to the polls to lawfully enact Prop 8. Only this time, I realize there’s not likely to be a rematch. The cheaters won. (same source link as above)

The truth, of course, if that almost as many millions of Californians (6,401,482) opposed Prop 8 back then, many more oppose it now, and the lengthy court process only helped solidify how wrongheaded and patently unfair this campaign was, is, and always will be. The Prop 8 proponents made a laughably terrible case in court and they lost. THEY.LOST! Fair and square.


Then again, perhaps by "cheaters," Mr. Schubert and Mr. Anderson are referring to all of the men and women who choose to step out on their spouses and families. After all, while the supposedly marriage-focused social conservatives have been so busy scapegoating gay people, these "cheaters" (and others who might be, in fact, weakening marriage) certainly have won by virtue of oversight.

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