Wednesday, April 21, 2004

L.A. Times

Check out this story in the LA Times. Everyone who opposes same-sex marriages are identified as "social conservatives" (which itself is a lie). In case you missed it, it is done twice. At the same time, neither Mark Leno, Gavin Newsome, The National Center for Lesbian Rights, the Human Rights Campaign nor any gay marriage proponents are labeled as "liberal". Taking pains to mention one of the opponents of the bill hails from rural Calaveras County was a nice touch. Visions of "Deliverance".

Also check out this quote that is reported unchallenged:

Leno, and Shannon Minter, an attorney with the National Center for Lesbian Rights, said Proposition 22 concerned only the threat that out-of-state marriages would be forced upon California. Therefore, they said, the Legislature could amend the California family law without interfering with the proposition.

Decide for yourself. Prop. 22 (passed with 61.4% of the vote) reads simply: Only a marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.

Of course Prop. 22 didn't garner 61.4% of the media vote, but that wouldn't cloud their objectivity. Would it?


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home