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Tracy Press Says “No” to Prop 8

Timothy Kincaid

September 27th, 2008

A local newspaper in Tracy, CA (population about 80,000) has printed an editorial opposing Proposition 8.

Despite what this initiative’s supporters say, marriage and domestic partnerships are not the same — and this constitutional right doesn’t dictate health education programs for public schools.

We’ve said it before in this space, and we’ll say it again. The freedom to marry is fundamental in our society, just like the freedoms of religion and speech. Our laws should treat everyone equally.

No on 8.

Tracy is a conservative community and the Tracy Press is considered to be conservative in outlook, although they did oppose Proposition 22, an early anti-gay marriage effort.

The Tracy Press is a small family owned newpaper with twice weekly publication and circulation of less than 10,000. What they have to say probably isn’t going to tip the scale for the vote. But their voice is a welcomed addition to the growing call to vote down this discriminatory proposition.

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