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Gays’ Prop 8 harassment map sued

Wow, the New York Times is actually reporting on the harassment of traditional marriage supporters.  A lawsuit has been filed to have an online map taken down that shows the home addresses of financial supporters of Proposition 8, which overturned the California Supreme Court’s decree that gay marriage is legal.  The map has been used by militant gays and other intolerant types to harass Prop 8 supporters:

In his suit, which is also being argued by the Alliance Defense Fund, a conservative legal group, Mr. Bopp alleges a wide range of acts against supporters, including “death threats, acts of domestic terrorism, physical violence, threats of physical violence, vandalism of personal property, harassing phone calls, harassing e-mails, blacklisting and boycotts.”

In one instance, a supporter found a flier in his neighborhood calling him a bigot and listing his employer. In another, white powder was sent to a Mormon temple and a facility run by the Knights of Columbus, the Catholic group, which contributed more than $1 million in support of Proposition 8. Other supporters, including the director of the Los Angeles Film Festival, Richard Raddon, have been forced to resign because of their backing of the measure, while some businesses have been boycotted because of Proposition 8.

Google, whose technology was used to create the map, has filed briefs in opposition to the proposition.  Isn’t it great to know that the “don’t be evil” guys are against democracy?


Written by The Parse

January 19, 2009 at 3:55 pm

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