marriage law. It claims that the public was misled by the P8 advocates, and it wants to correct the matter:
They told us churches would lose the right to free speech. Lies. ...Thus many of the same-sex marriage advocates do indeed want to limit the free speech rights of churches who oppose same-sex marriage.
To restore the right stolen from us, we must correct the amendment to California's constitution. To do this requires another statewide proposition. Yet how will we avoid another election season of deception, when the Mormon Church can use vast tax-free money into advancing their platform?
Strip the Mormon church of its status as a religious organization.
Melissa Etheridge is putting her (tax) money where her mouth is.
Responding defiantly to the passage of California's Proposition 8, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter suggested in a blog post on The Daily Beast that she will not pay her state taxes in protest of the gay-marriage ban, People reports.
Meanwhile, in Hollywood:
Melissa Etheridge says that she won't pay her California state taxes as long as she's not allowed to marry in the state. ...Maybe they should have voted against Obama and refuse to pay their federal taxes also. They cannot marry under federal law either, and Obama-Biden campaigned with the position that they oppose same-sex marriage.
But since she's not allowed to do so, she writes, "I am taking that to mean I do not have to pay my state taxes, because I am not a full citizen ... There is a lot I can do with the extra half a million dollars that I will be keeping instead of handing it over to the state of California." ...
Ellen DeGeneres said she celebrated Barack Obama's win Tuesday night, but decried the passage of Proposition 8. ... "Here we just had a giant step towards equality and then on the very next day, we took a giant step away," she says.