Please Vote No on 8
In the final days before the election, I need to add my voice to an important discussion in the state of California. Polls show that public opinion on Proposition 8 is far closer than it should be, and I learned long ago that if you don't stand up for the rights of others, eventually you will lose your rights as well.
I don't have a huge amount of gay friends and coworkers, but I have enough that I can think of dozens of people I care about who would be negatively affected by Proposition 8, which would eliminate their right to marriage. Proposition 8 would tell these friends of mine that their lives are less important than a straight person's, and that their relationships are less valid. I cannot support a law that would re-institute that kind of discrimination.
My campaign has tried to champion understanding and equality, whether it be through a peaceful foreign policy or through viewing immigrants as friends instead of threats. Proposition 8 stands against everything I have tried to say in my campaign. Please vote no on 8.
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