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Prop. 8 Players Join Bid To Repeal Transgender Law

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Two of the major players in the passage of California's now-defunct same-sex marriage ban are backing a campaign to overturn a new law allowing transgender students to choose which school restrooms they use and whether to play boys' or girls' sports.

The National Organization for Marriage announced Friday that it was working with another group that is trying to repeal the law at the ballot box. NOM provided early funding and organizing for the 2008 ballot initiative that outlawed same-sex marriages, known as Proposition 8.

Opponents of the transgender student law have until Nov. 8 to gather the 504,760 signatures needed to get a referendum that would nullify the statute on the November 2014 ballot.

The political strategist who ran the successful Proposition 8 campaign, Frank Schubert, has signed on to manage the effort.

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Avatar for user 'Peking_Duck_SD'

Peking_Duck_SD | September 20, 2013 at 6:29 p.m. ― 10 months, 1 week ago

So these nut jobs have basically admitted their entire pop 8 campaign was based on a lie.

They said it had nothing to do with discrimination they were just concerned with "upholding the sanctity of marriage", but now they abandon that and go after something that has nothing to do with marriage at all.

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osteoglossum | September 21, 2013 at 7:48 a.m. ― 10 months, 1 week ago

Haters gonna hate. It's too bad these folks have the financial means to make a go at inflicting their hatred on the youth of our society.

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gdn31 | September 21, 2013 at 9:07 a.m. ― 10 months, 1 week ago

What is it about conservatives, that they are so desperate to control other people's lives?

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MalcolmSanDiego | September 21, 2013 at 4:02 p.m. ― 10 months, 1 week ago

I swear. I catch one transgender peeping at my willy while I'm peeing, and I'm going to go from liberal to conservative.

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Eddie89 | September 23, 2013 at 8:37 a.m. ― 10 months, 1 week ago

The folks working at NOM need to keep their jobs. So, they just shift their targets on something else and keep pumping out the scary letters to get more donations.

What a racket.

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