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Sunday November 2 daily roundup.  We're now 2 days away from the election.  Check out this round-up of today's key stories produced by these super Bloggers Against Prop 8.   Read these and get up to date commentary on the inch by inch battle to defend our civil rights.  
Like yesterday, today's key message is to Get Out The Vote (GOTV).     Even if Obama has it in the bag, don't  skip voting.  The early vote counts so far show that YES on Proposition 8 is ahead.  Its critical to encourage people to vote!  Please volunteer with No on Proposition 8!
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Top News Stories

Obama speaks out against Proposition 8

"I think it's unnecessary," Obama told Sway, in response to a question sent in by Gangstagigz from San Leandro, California. "I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage. But when you start playing around with constitutions, just to prohibit somebody who cares about another person, it just seems to me that's not what America's about. Usually, our constitutions expand liberties, they don't contract them."

Listen to our next president's statement!

LA Times Endorsements: No on Proposition 8

Californians must cast a clear eye on Proposition 8's real intentions. It seeks to change the state Constitution in a rare and terrible way, to impose a single moral belief on everyone and to deprive a targeted group of people of civil rights that are now guaranteed. This is something that no Californian, of any religious belief, should accept. Vote no to the bigotry of Proposition 8.

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Both Prop. 8 sides hope for final surge

With spending on Proposition 8 likely to top $70 million - and poll after poll showing the race tightening - both sides of California's same-sex marriage battle are laying their hopes on a last-minute surge.

The anti-same-sex-marriage campaign is betting on something that may be just as powerful - a last-minute "Sunday surge" of ministers campaigning from the pulpit.

That factor appeared to play a role in 2000 when voters passed Proposition 22, which defined marriage as only between a man and a woman.

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Today's Diaries DailyKOS

GOTV to save marriage in CA: we need your help!
It's the final stretch in what's likely to be the single most-watched election outside the Presidential one.  And it's going to be a nail-biter.
The Yes on 8 side has been relentless in pushing Proposition 8 as a necessary protection for children, parading sad-looking kids in front of the camera under threats that they'll be (somehow?) damaged should this Proposition fail.  It's an ugly tactic but effective, and opposition to the ban has steadily decreased since it was first proposed this summer.
If we're going to win this, we need you NOW.  It's not enough to vote, and to hope that cooler minds will prevail.  This one's going to have us at a percentage point or two at most.  read more

Stories from around the progressive blogosphere

Listening to TheCall
Once upon a time, I would have been afraid to cover TheCall - the Christian rally that promised to pray for the passage of Proposition 8, the antigay marriage initiative on the California ballot. I would have felt like I was entering the lion's den.

But at the end of the day, I walked away sad for our closeted LGBT folks trying so hard to be accepted and yet also wary of their leaders - especially Focus on the Family's James Dobson. These folks are not going away, any time soon. read more from bilerico

Queer Town: "No on 8" Supporters Rally in West Hollywood
Here's a post with lots of pictures of Sunday's rally at West Hollywood Park, which then moved to three major intersections in West Hollywood.  The sizable crowd was peaceful yet boisterous. read more at QueerTown

Mormons Will Invade Your Lesbian Houses If Prop 8 Passes
Do you see this, America? If you vote "yes" on California Prop 8, YOU are authorizing Mitt Romney to come into your evil lesbian household and sniff your panties. read more at Wonkette

The Great Hack
Heather Gold just posted her The Great Hack, a No on Prop 8 parody video
of Sarah Silverman's the Great Schlep Obama video.  If you are a fan of Sarah Silverman, you will definitely like this.  see it

No on Prop 8: Don't snatch defeat from the jaws of victory
If we don't get out the vote, we will lose!  If Obama wins early, CA voters could stay home , leaving the early YES on prop 8 voters to win.  It's critical to get out the vote. read more at QPQ

My GOTV pictures
On Sunday, I volunteered with the No on Proposition 8 campaign GOTV and had a blast.  According to our staff leader, we exposed our messaging to about 10k people. It's not too late to volunteer today! Hello the crew that was with me, here's the pictures.
check them out

Fresh Video

Campaign selected highlights

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Originally posted to joshalot on Mon Nov 03, 2008 at 09:07 AM PST.

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  •  600+ rally against prop8 in SLC (2+ / 0-)
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    pico, fantanel

    story here.

  •  I Just Have One Question... (2+ / 0-)

    WHERE THE HELL IS BARBARA BOXER? WHY HASN'T SHE PUBLICLY CONDEMNED THIS YET?!?

    NO on CA Prop 8! NO on FL Amendment 2! NO on AZ Prop 102!!

    Yes we can. Yes we can. Yes we CAN. Because we MUST. NO ON PROP 8!! No on Hate. No on 8!

    by CajunBoyLgb on Mon Nov 03, 2008 at 09:13:52 AM PST

  •  LTE in SJ Mercury from my priest (4+ / 0-)
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    Heather in SFBay, celdd, QuickSilver, dzog

    Christian view opposing Prop. 8

    Advertisements by some Christian organizations have flooded the media in support of Proposition 8. I offer another Christian perspective. I John 7:4 states, "God is love." If love is the essence of our faith, then the God of life, which we Christians believe was revealed in Jesus, is primarily concerned with genuine, loving commitment in relationships, Jesus' attitude always accepting and radically inclusive. Shouldn't we Christians also be? Some will cite the Bible to support their opposition to same-sex marriage, but polygamy was its primary assumption, women viewed as a husband's property. Words from Leviticus and St. Paul concerning same-sex issues dealt primarily with procreation and temple prostitution. It would not have occurred to people back then to consider the kind of same-sex commitment being debated now, involving a total commitment in loving respect between two men or two women. I have known and blessed the relationships of same-sex couples, and witnessed their genuine, authentic commitment. I believe their love is of God. I ask your prayerful consideration in voting no on Proposition 8.

    Rev Ernest W. Cockrell

    Episcopal priest, retired San Jose

    I'm glad to call him my friend.

    "War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength", George Orwell, "1984" -7.63 -5.95

    by dangoch on Mon Nov 03, 2008 at 09:16:56 AM PST

  •  That was one weak ass statement of support from O (3+ / 0-)
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    clyde, QuickSilver, 4kedtongue

    ... yeah.. thanks soo much for that tepid answer, Obama. (I saw the video elsewhere) That should really convince undecideds.  Jesus, I can see why people would be confused on where he stands.  Barbara Lee is a solid NO.  Damn, even Feinstein is for strongly NO.  Maybe i should have voted for Clinton in the primary after all.

    Here's the most recent poll, holdek:

    http://www.surveyusa.com/...

    It's a dead heat!!!!

    •  Obama=chickenshit on this issue (1+ / 0-)
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      4kedtongue

      The bigot campaign is using video of Obama saying he doesn't believe in gay marriage, and this is Obama's weak pushback.  He should have slapped them silly for misrepresenting him.

      The No on 8 campaign seems weak in general.     Prognosis is grim.

      Hawkish on impeachment.

      by clyde on Mon Nov 03, 2008 at 09:37:24 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

      •  How reassuring... (1+ / 0-)
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        QuickSilver

        ...that despite the fact that Senator Obama opposes gay marriage, he's a real stickler for what constitutions are supposed to do.

           

        "I think it's unnecessary," Obama told Sway, in response to a question sent in by Gangstagigz from San Leandro, California. "I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage. But when you start playing around with constitutions, just to prohibit somebody who cares about another person, it just seems to me that's not what America's about. Usually, our constitutions expand liberties, they don't contract them."

        Whew!  I'm sure that sentiment will bring much peace to all the couples whose marriages will be aborted if Prop 8 passes.  I'm so glad Senator Obama has spoken out in opposition to Prop 8 in the most forceful language possible.

        "NO! I will NOT yield!" Ted Stevens (R) Alaska

        by 4kedtongue on Mon Nov 03, 2008 at 09:44:49 AM PST

        [ Parent ]

      •  disagree about 'No on 8 campaign' (0+ / 0-)

        being 'weak.' But I have a LOT to complain about concerning civic leaders and politicians who should have been there to help us, but weren't. That includes Obama.

        Given the impending landslide, Obama could have done so much for us. And he's talking about our hospital visitation rights? I mean, WTF? (See the full MTV statement.)

        I've opined in another thread about my reactions to O's ugly mixed message, so I'll just shut up about it for now. But please, don't blame 'No on Prop 8' for the fact that nearly 30% of Obama's California voters are also voting for Prop 8. As McCain knows, it's tough to run against such a charismatic opponent.

  •  I asked the same question about Boxer (0+ / 0-)

    to my wife the other day.

    I live in the OC and the NO people were out in force yesterday, it was good to see.

    •  Um, people, Boxer HAS come out against Prop 8. (1+ / 0-)
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      QuickSilver

      She's done everything the campaign has asked her to, including headlining a women's phone bank last Thursday in Oakland along with Barbara Lee and Loni Hancock, and sending this letter to her large campaign list: http://oxdown.firedoglake.com/...

      Stop spending your time on her.  Start trashing the opposition.

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