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Limit on Marriages. Initiative Statute.
Rebuttal to Argument Against Proposition 22
 

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We are proud to join Focus on the Family and nearly 700,000 California voters who signed petitions in support of Proposition 22. Here's why:

"Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California."

That's all Proposition 22 says, and that's all it does. It's just common sense.

Opponents say anybody supporting traditional marriage is guilty of extremism, bigotry, hatred and discrimination towards gays, lesbians and their families.

That's unfair and divisive nonsense.

THE TRUTH IS, we respect EVERYONE'S freedom to make lifestyle choices, but draw the line at re-defining marriage for the rest of society.

Opponents say Proposition 22 is unnecessary.

THE TRUTH IS, UNLESS WE PASS PROPOSITION 22, LEGAL LOOPHOLES COULD FORCE CALIFORNIA TO RECOGNIZE "SAME-SEX MARRIAGES" PERFORMED IN OTHER STATES.

That's why 30 other states and the federal government have passed laws to close these loopholes. California deserves the same choice.

Opponents claim 22 will take away hospital visitation and inheritance rights, even throw people out of their homes.

THAT'S ABSOLUTELY FALSE! Do they really expect voters to believe that?

THE TRUTH IS, PROPOSITION 22 DOESN'T TAKE AWAY ANYONE'S RIGHTS.

Whatever you think of "same-sex marriages", we can all agree that our opponents' use of scare tactics and deceit is the wrong way to address important issues.

THE TRUTH IS, "YES" on 22 sends a clear, positive message to children that marriage between a man and a woman is a valuable and respected institution, now and forever.

PLEASE VOTE "YES" ON PROPOSITION 22.

DANA S. KRUCKENBERG
Board Member, California School Board Leadership Council

Amy Williams
First Vice-President, San Jose-Edison Parent Teacher's Organization

STAR PARKER
President, Coalition for Urban Renewal and Education

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