Friday, October 31, 2008

Barack Obama's image used to push CA gay marriage ban; his campaign objects and reaffirms opposition to ban

A despicable "Yes on 8" campaign flyer featuring Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama to push a same-sex marriage ban in California got into the wrong hands today. Namely, long time San Francisco HIV awareness and LGBT rights advocate Michael Petrelis who describes it here. He also cross-posted it at Daily Kos which got massive reax.

The mailer was also received by the offices of the Bay Area Reporter who posted this story on their website today.

"Needless to say," Michael added on his blog, "the Obama campaign should denounce the use of Obama's image... while he should also personally speak out this weekend encouraging a strong NO NO NO vote."

Rex just sent out a press release sent out tonight by the "No on Prop 8" campaing which quotes the Obama campaign as saying the following:

"Senators Obama and Biden have made clear their commitment to fighting for equal rights for all Americans whether it's by granting LGBT Americans all the civil rights and benefits available to heterosexual couples, or repealing 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Senator Obama has already announced that the Obama-Biden ticket opposes Proposition 8 and similar discriminatory constitutional amendments that could roll back the civil rights he and Senator Biden strongly believe should be afforded to all Americans."

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1 comment:

Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

I got a robocall from the Yes on 8 campaign around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday using a recording of Obama saying that marriage is defined as being between one man and one woman. I'm curious what list my name was pulled from and was struck by it coming so late on election evening not the evening before. It felt as if they knew how I had voted and they wanted to press salt into the wound.