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Posted: December 21, 2008 7:19 p.m.
Updated: December 22, 2008 4:55 a.m.
 

The Republicans may be "getting behind our president" now, but I recall John McCain having to quiet the "booing" Republican crowd at his concession speech several times.

When President-elect Obama was confirmed, "there were no rallies decrying the results" because his election did not result in civil rights being taken away from any minority group. The passing of Prop. 8 did.

As for the African-American voters supporting Prop. 8, the difference between that demographic and the Protect Marriage Coalition is that the African-Americans, as a group, did not launch television campaigns that were based on lies and fear tactics, nor did they contribute tens of thousands of dollars to get Prop. 8 passed. The coalition did.

How ironic: "We are bound by the will of the people and by our national commitment to tolerance and respect for differing political views."

How about tolerance and respect for an individual's rights when it comes to sexual orientation that is different from our own?

Lastly, "Intolerance for differing opinions, beliefs and religions is a form of discrimination and is a destructive precedent to set for the future of America."

Discrimination against Americans because of their sexual orientation is also a destructive precedent to set forth.

I always understood that all men (and women) were created equal and protected by the 14th Amendment and the state Constitution's equal-protection guarantee.

The majority cannot take away the civil rights of a minority, and that's what the passing of Prop. 8 did.

People get upset when they lose their rights, and so they protest.

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