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New Ad Confusing Education and Marriage Equality

October 6, 2009

More to come on this later (Good As You already has a lengthy response), but the key point here is that the point made about California schools did not come from same sex marriage.  This guy hasn’t heard that Prop 8 passed, apparently.  Curriculum is a separate issue, and if you want to address it in the law try to do so.  Marriage has nothing to do with this.  So frustrating.  I hope that No on 1 can begin to reframe the issue.  Perhaps an add calling this deceptive and then talking about what LD 1020 is REALLY about.

The release from Stand for Marriage states:

Today, we give Mainers another reason to support Question 1: a powerful new television commercial providing evidence that homosexual relationships are being taught in public schools under the umbrella of the so-called “Safe Schools” curriculum. If Question 1 fails and gay marriage were to be legalized, this is one area of the curriculum where it would be pushed on our children, just as it has been in other states.

Without accepting the premise of this bizarre argument, one has to point out, talk of heterosexual marriage didn’t make me straight, so I don’t think the mentioning same sex couples in school will make others gay.

AMERICAblog has more as well.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. George Seaver permalink
    October 6, 2009 10:36 pm

    For democracy to work, a good faith effort for both sides to present their information honestly is an absolute requirement. In the absense of that honesty, the most skilled and frequent presentation of misinformation will “win”. Add to the situation the likely confusion about what no and yes mean in the Maine vote, and we might as well throw darts at a board to decide the future of the state.

  2. debbie permalink
    October 8, 2009 9:40 pm

    i just saw this on tv – can you even imagine having him as your child’s guidance counselor?

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