Proposition 8

Joe Coarter makes a point about Proposition 8 in California. I’ve been seeing the No on 8, let anyone get married ads, as well as the Protect Marriage ads for a while now.

In the same week that the No on 8 campaign launched an ad that labeled as “lies” claims that same-sex marriage would be taught in schools to young children, a first grade class took a school-sponsored trip to a gay wedding. Eighteen first graders traveled to San Francisco City Hall Friday for the wedding of their teacher and her lesbian partner, The San Francisco Chronicle reported.

That confused me when I read the Voter’s Guide. The first thing mentioned in the rebuttal by the opponents of Prop 8 is that it does not affect education. But with the recent home schooling ruling in California, it’s hard to believe that teaching curriculum won’t be required to change. And if kids are taking field trips, that’s the first step. So I think the No on 8 folks are shooting themselves in the foot.