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Prop 8 Supporters Disappointed by Ruling

Supporters of Proposition 8 say they’re disappointed by the federal court’s decision and plan to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Matt McReynolds is with the Pacific Justice Institute. He points out that a majority of California voters approved the ban on same-sex marriage in 2008. “The idea that all those people are somehow ignorant and intolerant, which is what they feel like the ninth circuit is saying to them, is just something that – that really sticks under their skin,” said McReynolds.

McReynolds said he expects the Supreme Court to take up the issue.

Randy Thomasson of the group also supports proposition 8. In a statement, he called the court’s decision “unfair to voters,” “against our democratic system,” and “against nature.”

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Peking_Duck_SD | February 7, 2012 at 10:43 p.m. ― 5 years ago

And none of the bigot complainers in this article hae lost any of *their* rights.

*They* can marry regardless of whether proposition 8 is in place or not.

They just want to strip others of their rights for draconian religious reasons.

It's *"against nature"*????? Lol, Mr. Thomasson you sound like a kooky old crank.

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Missionaccomplished | February 8, 2012 at 8:48 a.m. ― 5 years ago

If you don't agree with me you're intolerant.

I wonder if they really consider those who voted for Obama and Prop 8 as well. Do they really consider them all "homophobes"?

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Peking_Duck_SD | February 8, 2012 at 9:08 a.m. ― 5 years ago

Mission, I do consider anyone who doesn't support equality for all to be intolerant.

There is room for intellectual debate on most issues, but denying law-abiding citizens rights really has no excuse - bigotry and discrimination has no excuse.

You seem to be pussyfooting around the issue by posting hints that you are in favor of prop 8, yet you have yet to post a coherent argument as to why a certain class of law-abiding citizens should be excluded from marriage and the many government given rights associated with marriage.

Instead of accusing those in favor of equality of being I tolerant, explain why yanking marriage rights away from a group of citizens is a good idea.

Instead of accusing those against prop 8 of throwing around the word "bigot" too loosely, then explain why someone who doesn't favor equality for a certain group of people is *not* a bigot.

You have no problem calling out bigots when they go off on other groups (and I commend your many posts that rightfully call these people out) but you seem to have a problem with it specifically for gays.

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