MUST-READ: Study documents harassment and threats against Prop 8 supporters

The research publication is here, from the Heritage Foundation. (H/T ECM)


Supporters of Proposition 8 in California have been subjected to harassment, intimidation, vandalism, racial scapegoating, blacklisting, loss of employment, economic hardships, angry protests, violence, at least one death threat, and gross expressions of anti-religious bigotry. Arguments for same-sex marriage are based fundamentally on the idea that limiting marriage to the union of husband and wife is a form of bigotry, irrational prejudice, and even hatred against homosexual persons. As this ideology seeps into the culture more generally, individuals and institutions that support marriage as the union of husband and wife risk paying a price for that belief in many legal, social, economic, and cultural contexts.

The executive summary is here.

The PDF version is here.

You may also want to refresh yourself on how this works out in practice by watching a debate on marriage between Dennis Prager and Perez Hilton.

My previous post on this topic is here.

2 thoughts on “MUST-READ: Study documents harassment and threats against Prop 8 supporters”

  1. This sounds like fertile grounds for civil actions against the perpetrators under California’s Civil Code Section 51, the Unruh Act.

    A problem would, of course, be to identify the cowards who engaged in these actions. Perhaps a RICO suit to tie in the national organizations, such as the left has done to anti-abortion activists, might be the ticket. Obviously, at that time we would hear howls of outrage about free speech and free association such as has been missing from the discussion over the use of RICO in actions against the pro-life movement.


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