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Conservative Press-Enterprise Opposes Prop 8

Timothy Kincaid

October 14th, 2008

The Press-Enterprise is the leading newspaper for the Inland Empire, that section of Southern California which is East of the metropolitan areas of Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego. This area is conservative and the Editorial page of the PE often reflects that political slant.

The PE has just released a recap of their voter recommendations and, not surprisingly, their endorsements for Congressional, Assembly, and State Senate seats consist of ten Republicans and one Democrat.

However, they also recommend a “No” vote on Proposition 8.

As the Press Enterprise editorial on September 27 stated,

The court ruling merely made marriage legally available to couples who until now did not have that option. The decision to marry is those couples’ business, and no one else’s. There is no compelling public policy reason to reverse that arrangement, and voters should say no to Prop. 8.

It’s nice to see the message get out that those who favor Republican representatives can also join in this principled stand against an unnecessary and discriminatory effort.




October 15th, 2008 | LINK

I must say that I was surprised at the comments from the paper. It is about time that Americans take a stand against prejudisem. It is not about religion as so many are trying to tie to this. This does not mean that churches have to marry homosexuals. It just means that your neighbor has the same right to share their life with the person the love as any other 2 people. America was settled by people that were not allowed to follow their religious beliefs and now they want to persicute those that do not follow their beliefs…but make it OK because it is in the name of religion.

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