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Bakersfield Californian says No to Prop 8

Timothy Kincaid

October 16th, 2008

Bakersfield, though only a two hour drive from Los Angeles, is worlds apart when it comes to equality and support for members of gay community. In June, Kern Co. Clerk Ann K. Barnett cancelled the performance of all civil marriages rather than allow gay people to avail themselves of the services of the county.

So it is especially sweet that the Bakersfield Californian has come out in strong opposition to Proposition 8:

The bottom line is the California Constitution and ultimately the U.S. Constitution. Both guarantee all people equal protection and equal rights under the law. We must not support any constitutional amendment that would serve to take away fundamental rights. It’s as simple as that.

Californians need to move beyond the divisiveness that Prop. 8 has engendered and embrace tolerance and reconciliation. Live and let live.

We recommend a NO vote on Prop. 8.

Newspapers Opposing Prop 8

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