Monday, November 17, 2008

Mormons Tipped Scale in Ban on Gay Couples' Marriages

The New York Times
November 14, 2008
Advertisements for the "Yes" campaign used hypothetical consequences of same-sex couples' marriages, painting the specter of churches' losing tax exempt status or people "sued for personal beliefs" or objections to same-sex marriage, claims that were made with little explanation. Another of the advertisements used video of an elementary school field trip to a teacher’s same-sex wedding in San Francisco to reinforce the idea that 'same-sex marriage' would be taught to young children. "We bet the campaign on education," Mr. Schubert said. [Link]

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