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Monday, April 12, 2010

Prop 8 Repeal Fails to Qualify for November Ballot


In a major blow to Californians who support same sex marriage, the various campaigns working statewide to gather 694,000 signatures to qualify for the ballot have failed.

Prop 8, a state measure whose campaign for passage benefited from heavy financing by Evangelicals/Mormons & Wingnuts, passed by a slim margin in 2008, and bans marriage between same sex couples.

From BPN- Qualifying constitutional amendments for the ballot is a monumental task that normally requires using paid signature gatherers -- something that Prop 8 supporters used in 2008. Love Honor Cherish, the homosexual advocacy group, avoided using paid signature gatherers and relied instead on volunteers and social networking websites. John Henning, executive director of the group, called it a "heartbreaking moment."

"Despite the dogged efforts of hundreds of volunteers across California, we did not get the signatures we needed within the 150-day window set by the state," he said in a statement.


Supporters of the repeal are looking forward to 2012 when a greater number of younger voters are expected to participate.

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17 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sad day for Cali...

April 12, 2010 8:35 PM  

Blogger Phil Jennerjahn said:

Yes on 8. The voters of California have spoken.

Over and done with.

April 12, 2010 9:02 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

It has only just begun, Phil!

April 12, 2010 9:09 PM  

Anonymous Phil's Boyfriend said:

Is that Phil holding the sign in the photo? You bad boy.

April 12, 2010 9:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

PHIL,

I HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU.

YOU WANT PROP 8 TO STAND BECAUSE THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN, AND I AGREE WITH THAT.

BUT YOU DONT WANT TO HONOR THE PEOPLES' VOTE FOR VILLARAIGOSA FOR MAYOR. WHY DON'T YOU RESPECT THAT? WHY DOESN'T OVER AND DONE WITH APPLY HERE?

MAYOR SAM, IF PHIL DOESN'T RESPOND, AS I SUSPECT HE WON'T, PLEASE PREVENT HIM FROM COMMENTING ON ANY OTHER SUBJECT.

COME ON PHIL. WHY DO YOU EXPECT THE VOTE IN ONE INSTANCE, BUT NOT THE OTHER?

I ASKED YOU THIS QUESTION MANY, MANY TIMES ON THIS BLOG AND YOURS, AND YOU NEVER RESPOND.

IF YOU DON'T RESPOND, I WILL ENSURE THAT THIS QUESTION NOT ONLY DOGS YOUR RECALL EFFORT, BUT ALSO YOUR IDIOTIC CAMPAIGN FOR DIANE WATSON'S SEAT.

April 12, 2010 9:44 PM  

Blogger Phil Jennerjahn said:

Prop 8 respects the fact that all major religions do not allow homosexuals to marry.

The Recall of Villarigosa is justified because he dodged EVERY possible campaign event and cheated voters out of a honest chance at open comparison before the 2009 election. As a result, only 9% of the registered voters showed up to vote for him. Minus City employees, he had almost ZERO support.

He has also made things worse, and if left in power for THREE MORE YEARS(!) he could do unprecedented damage.

April 12, 2010 10:05 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

Phil,
Marriage is a legal contract. Associating that contract with religion is a personal choice.

I can only laugh at whatever you are trying to say to justify your failed recall effort.

"The Recall of Villarigosa is justified because he dodged EVERY possible campaign event and cheated voters out of a honest chance at open comparison before the 2009 election. As a result, only 9% of the registered voters showed up to vote for him. Minus City employees, he had almost ZERO support."

That's your basis for the recall? Because he wouldn't debate you?
Dude, you need to go see the Doctor!

April 12, 2010 10:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil is like a right wing religious nut version of Zuma with half the brain.

April 12, 2010 11:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

PHIL,

I'M THE SAME GUY WHO WROTE THE QUESTION THE FIRST TIME, SO THAT BRINGS ME TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTION:

DON'T YOU BELIEVE IN THE "SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE"?

IF SO, THAT INVALIDATES YOUR RESPONSE. IF YOU DON'T AGREE WITH THIS, THEN YOU DISAGREE WITH A MAJOR TENET OF THE FOUNDATION OF THE COUNTRY.

RELIGION HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MARRIAGE, OTHER THAN THE PLACE WHERE YOU GET MARRIED.

MARRIAGE IS A LEGAL PARTNERSHIP, LICENSED BY THE GOVERNMENT.

IF YOU WANT TO RESPECT THE VOTE OF THE PEOPLE AND UPHOLD PROP 8, I'M WITH YOU, EVEN THOUGH I'M NOT AGAINST GAY MARRIAGE.

THE SAME GOES FOR VILLAR, EVEN THOUGH I DESPISE THE GUY. HE WON FAIR AND SQUARE.

THE CYNIC IN ME SAYS THAT YOU'RE ONLY TRYING TO DO THE RECALL BECAUSE YOU'RE DESPERATE TO GET ELECTED TO A POSITION YOURSELF, AT YOUR ADVANCED AGE IN YOUR 40S. THAT'S WHY MOST PEOPLE THINK YOU POST YOUR GOOFY PHOTOS OF YOURSELF AT THE WHITE HOUSE. AT A CONFERENCE. AT THE COUNTY REGISTRAR'S OFFICE.

IF ONE VOTE IS TO BE UPHELD, THEY ALL NEED TO BE UPHELD. YOU CAN'T HAVE ONE WITHOUT THE OTHER.

April 13, 2010 6:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Joe B was right! Phil started the recall to help his run for Congress. Look at the top story on http://thejennerjahnreport.blogspot.com

April 13, 2010 7:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

that definitely looks like phil holding up the anti-gay sign.

you see, phil loves everyone, provided that they believe in every thing he believes in.

if you voted one way, that's great, he says, provided that you voted the same way he did. if you didn't, he will not respect your vote.

ironically, phil is the freedom hater. he doesn't believe in peoples' unfettered right to vote as they see fit.

April 13, 2010 8:03 AM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

It's too bad they weren't able to do it but tactically it might be a good idea.

Typically the vote in mid-term elections tends to go more conservative as younger folks, Democrats, etc. don't turn out as they do for Presidential elections.

This may also be a problem for the pot measure.

With the expected Republican wave this fall both gay marriage and legalizing grass might have trouble passing. These are two issues I differ with (some of) my fellow Republicans on.

If they come back in 2012 there will be larger voter turnout, more time to get their message out and a better chance of passing.

By the way I saw a poll the other day that a majority of African American voters now support marriage equity. That was part of the reason it failed in 2008 and because Obama did not get the message out to them that he opposed Prop 8.

April 13, 2010 9:09 AM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Phil, America is not a theocracy.

If a church does not want to support gay marriage, that's okay.

However the government can not prevent legal adults from making a contract.

Why the hate Phil?

Looks like you just lost the gay vote for your recall!

April 13, 2010 9:11 AM  

Blogger Phil Jennerjahn said:

Anonymous @ 6:45 a.m.

I don't want to get into an argument with an idiot, but here goes...

You said - "MARRIAGE IS A LEGAL PARTNERSHIP, LICENSED BY THE GOVERNMENT."

Uh...no, it is not. It a religious tradition that pre-dates ANY government interference in peoples lives. Marriage has existed for THOUSANDS of years!
Even before there was such a thing as "government"!!

Do you think that back in 300 B.C. people had to go to the "guvmint" to get a marriage license? That Socialist concept didn't even exist!!

Yes, separation of church and state.

All major religions ban gay marriage.
The State should not be allowed to overrule thousands of years of religious tradition.

The State has no business being involved in performing or certifying marriages.
That is up to the religions themselves.
And they say "no gay marriage".

April 13, 2010 6:45 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

Dear god, please save me from your followers.

April 13, 2010 6:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So Phil, If religious tradition supersedes civil law, can we go back to stoning adulterers like the major religions used to do? Idiot.

April 13, 2010 7:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Oh Jesus God, Phil did NOT just say that all religions oppose gay marriage for thousands of years and then use that as his justification for his anti-gay stance?

Phil - just shut up and go away. You make me sick. You're repulsive and disgusting and now you're religious? Eww, I knew there were too many things wrong with you.

April 17, 2010 5:27 PM  

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