Sunday November 2 daily roundup. We're now 2 days away from the election. Check out this round-up of today's key stories produced by these super Bloggers Against Prop 8. Read these and get up to date commentary on the inch by inch battle to defend our civil rights.
Like yesterday, today's key message is to Get Out The Vote (GOTV). Even if Obama has it in the bag, don't skip voting. The early vote counts so far show that YES on Proposition 8 is ahead. Its critical to encourage people to vote! Please volunteer with No on Proposition 8!
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Top News Stories
Obama speaks out against Proposition 8
"I think it's unnecessary," Obama told Sway, in response to a question sent in by Gangstagigz from San Leandro, California. "I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage. But when you start playing around with constitutions, just to prohibit somebody who cares about another person, it just seems to me that's not what America's about. Usually, our constitutions expand liberties, they don't contract them."
LA Times Endorsements: No on Proposition 8
Californians must cast a clear eye on Proposition 8's real intentions. It seeks to change the state Constitution in a rare and terrible way, to impose a single moral belief on everyone and to deprive a targeted group of people of civil rights that are now guaranteed. This is something that no Californian, of any religious belief, should accept. Vote no to the bigotry of Proposition 8.
Both Prop. 8 sides hope for final surge
With spending on Proposition 8 likely to top $70 million - and poll after poll showing the race tightening - both sides of California's same-sex marriage battle are laying their hopes on a last-minute surge.
The anti-same-sex-marriage campaign is betting on something that may be just as powerful - a last-minute "Sunday surge" of ministers campaigning from the pulpit.
That factor appeared to play a role in 2000 when voters passed Proposition 22, which defined marriage as only between a man and a woman.
Today's Diaries DailyKOS
GOTV to save marriage in CA: we need your help!
It's the final stretch in what's likely to be the single most-watched election outside the Presidential one. And it's going to be a nail-biter.
The Yes on 8 side has been relentless in pushing Proposition 8 as a necessary protection for children, parading sad-looking kids in front of the camera under threats that they'll be (somehow?) damaged should this Proposition fail. It's an ugly tactic but effective, and opposition to the ban has steadily decreased since it was first proposed this summer.
If we're going to win this, we need you NOW. It's not enough to vote, and to hope that cooler minds will prevail. This one's going to have us at a percentage point or two at most. read more
Stories from around the progressive blogosphere
Listening to TheCall
Once upon a time, I would have been afraid to cover TheCall - the Christian rally that promised to pray for the passage of Proposition 8, the antigay marriage initiative on the California ballot. I would have felt like I was entering the lion's den.
But at the end of the day, I walked away sad for our closeted LGBT folks trying so hard to be accepted and yet also wary of their leaders - especially Focus on the Family's James Dobson. These folks are not going away, any time soon. read more from bilerico
Queer Town: "No on 8" Supporters Rally in West Hollywood
Here's a post with lots of pictures of Sunday's rally at West Hollywood Park, which then moved to three major intersections in West Hollywood. The sizable crowd was peaceful yet boisterous. read more at QueerTown
Mormons Will Invade Your Lesbian Houses If Prop 8 Passes
Do you see this, America? If you vote "yes" on California Prop 8, YOU are authorizing Mitt Romney to come into your evil lesbian household and sniff your panties. read more at Wonkette
The Great Hack
Heather Gold just posted her The Great Hack, a No on Prop 8 parody video
of Sarah Silverman's the Great Schlep Obama video. If you are a fan of Sarah Silverman, you will definitely like this. see it
No on Prop 8: Don't snatch defeat from the jaws of victory
If we don't get out the vote, we will lose! If Obama wins early, CA voters could stay home , leaving the early YES on prop 8 voters to win. It's critical to get out the vote. read more at QPQ
My GOTV pictures
On Sunday, I volunteered with the No on Proposition 8 campaign GOTV and had a blast. According to our staff leader, we exposed our messaging to about 10k people. It's not too late to volunteer today! Hello the crew that was with me, here's the pictures.
check them out
Campaign selected highlights
- The Great Hack in Sarah Silverman Style
- No on Prop 8: Someone is here to take away your rights! This video produced by our own Dante Atkins
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