Ruling: Anti-Gay Marriage Donor Identities Must be Public

Friday, January 30, 2009

Good.

A Federal judge has denied a request by the anti-gay bigots to keep secret the names of donors to California‘s Proposition 8 initiative.

U.S. District Judge Morrison England Jr. ruled Thursday that the state’s campaign disclosure laws are intended to protect the public and are important during expensive initiative campaigns.

Supporters of Proposition 8 had sought a preliminary injunction to hide the identities of those who contributed to their campaign.

The initiative was approved by voters in November. It overturned a state Supreme Court ruling that allowed gay marriage.

Reports that identify those who donated within two weeks of the election or afterward are scheduled to be publicly released Monday.

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22 Responses to Ruling: Anti-Gay Marriage Donor Identities Must be Public

  1. This is how it should be. It was a political oriented donation. I am all for transparency and then we can see just who is out there that actually supported this crap financially.

  2. retahyajyajav says:

    These bigots need to own their hate. Why should they vote against the LGBT community and then expect the courts to let them hide in the closet? I am delighted a Federal judge shined a light on the antigay cockroaches. Let them scatter before I step on them.

  3. Aunt Peg says:

    So now the bigots want to crawl back under their respective rocks and hide?

    Man up, Mormon bigots. If you had the courage to organize the Prop 8 measure, then you should have the courage to stand by your principles and say, “yes, this is what I think and how I voted.

    It’s isn’t the job of the courts to protect you.

  4. libhomo says:

    This shows how desperate Christian religious extremists and Mormons are too corrupt our political system.

  5. Gleneagle says:

    I can’t believe these people went to the trouble of organizing the antigay marriage effort, funded it and got the votes to pass the measure and then they expected the courts to provide them with a firewall?

    This is the most pathetic example of passive-aggressive behavior I’ve ever seen.

  6. the world is going down

  7. Kristin says:

    Interseting post Christopher I was not aware that people could try to keep donations private.

  8. Dave says:

    If people want to donate to a hateful cause, then they should reap what they sow. Why shouldn’t I know if my broker or bank or local restaurant owner wants to see me stripped of my civil rights?

    The most appalling aspect of this was the little tidbit which showed that these hateful people can’t take what they dish out. Yup, they used this law to find out who was donating AGAINST Prop 8 and sent them letters where they attempted to blackmail those donors into giving the Yes on 8 people $$$. They told the anti-8 donors “if you don’t write us a bigger cheque, then we’ll out you”. Huh, how nice and typically hypocritical of them.

  9. Thanks for the information. I wish I were more shocked by the fact that these bigots are now embarrassed to show their face. Those of us who were against Amendment 2 (here in Florida) do not have a problem letting people know we are still against it. We are proud of the fact that we believe in equality; they should be proud of the fact that they hate.

  10. Greg C. says:

    If the pro-Prop 8 people can harass and use the anti-Prop 8 donor list for threats, then it’s only fair that their donors be made public.

  11. Estacada says:

    Hey Mormons.

    You wear your hate well. Stand tall and be proud of what you managed to pull off in California.

    But remember this. History will always show you were on the wrong side of history and just like the racist southern whites in the 50’s and 60’s who opposed civil rights.

  12. Hahahahaha, fuckers. Where are your magic underpants, now?

  13. Idaho Librul says:

    The moment you use the ballot and initiative process, you can’t screech privacy.

    These Mormon bigots contributed vast sums of money to the Yes on Prop 8 campaign. One bitch in Los Angeles gave $250,000 of her own money. One dickwad in Fountain Valley forked over $50,000 from his business. Their names were published for the world to see.

    Like you said Christopher — good. You own your antigay hatred and now the entire world gets to enjoy it with you.

  14. Randy Arroyo says:

    What are they afraid of? If these Holy Rollers are doing “the Lord’s work,” then they should be candid and upfront about their disdain for gay people and not want to lurk in the shadows.

  15. R.J. says:

    Serves those bastards right.

  16. maji says:

    This is excellent! I have never believed in throwing rocks and hiding your hand. If they want to act stupid and discriminate against LGBT Americans, they should be made to reveal their identities. I am so tired of them and their BS. This is just what is needed. I will be waiting with bated breath for this information to be revealed, and I’m going to make sure that I save it and use it for future political warfare.

  17. libhomo says:

    Randall: The magic underpants only are magic for kinky sex.

  18. JollyRoger says:

    Why are the bigots always COWARDS? From the white hood of the KKK to this, bigots seem to be ashamed of who and what they are. My opinion is that you ought to be right up front and proud of yourself; if you aren’t, doesn’t that indicate there’s something bad wrong?

  19. Jim says:

    Why are these people so squeamish about talking up the very ideas they so obviously embrace. Could it be because they’re COWARDS? People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw shit.

  20. Mauigirl says:

    Great to hear. I agree, these people usually are cowards and it must be because deep down, they know they’re wrong.

  21. Now we just need a good cross indexed list so we know who to boycott. Losing sales in this economy can’t be good. Let’s vote with our pocketbooks.

  22. RealWorldRadical says:

    I guess no one else here has lived in a time and place when your values, ones I know we all embrace, put you in peril. I don’t know the right answer here, but I want everyone to remember that this can help or hurt us all equally. One day we may very well regret what we now celebrate.

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