Anti- Gay Marriage Initiative In Circulation
Here's one petition I won't sign. This one supposedly "protects marriage" and, I believe, reaffirms that marriage is only between a man and a woman, or some such. Proponents of the initiative are going to challenge the wording the Attorney General used to summarize the initiative. I'll admit to not having read all the fine details but I suspect the Attorney General is correct in his summary. I suspect it won't be difficult for this petitioning effort to succeed and, if the initiative does make the ballot, it should pass easily just like Prop. 22 did a few years ago. One easy way to pass an initiative is to simply go after some minority group like homos or smokers.
Refuse to sign this one, my friends, and please don't go for that line the petitioners give: "Signing doesn't mean you have to vote for it. This just puts the issue on the ballot...". I saw a lady, who said she smoked, fall for that line when they were petitioning for Prop 10, that last tobbaco tax increase. She says "I smoke so don't want to pay more in taxes..". The guy says the line I quote above. She huffs and says, "ok" and signs the initiative and thus helped herself into a major tax increase. If you don't support an initiative, don't sign the petition. Democracy be damned!