gay marriage

Proposition 8 defeated

A federal judge’s landmark decision Wednesday to knock down Proposition 8 has some Placer County residents celebrating. Toby Adams, Placer County chapter leader for Marriage Equ ...

Former Folsom mayor comes out, opposes Prop. 8

With a state gay-marriage vote just days away, former Folsom Mayor Glenn Fait advertised that he's gay and strongly opposed to Prop. 8, which would ban same-sex marriages. "As a g ...

“Yes!” on Prop 8

In California, we have the most sophisticated Civil Unions in the country, guaranteeing EVERY BENEFIT of marriage to same-sex couples. However, there are serious consequences to ...

Proposition 8 teaching more than gay marriage

This might be too strong for most, but Proposition 8 is more than tolerance of gay marriage. It is teaching impressionable young minds an introduction to sex acts beyond their imag ...

Saddened by Prop. 8 effort to limit basic rights

I was literally brought to tears as I read about Proposition 8, making gay marriage illegal again. It saddens me to live in a time and place where people would dangle something a ...

Shocked at Prop. 8 fact twisting

After seeing some of the recent television commercials and web ads in support of Proposition 8, which would eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry, I am frankly shocked a ...

Prop. 8 limits teenager's expression

As a 15-year-old adolescent, I can honestly say that we the teenage population are born to rebel. We want to speak up and have our voices heard. We want to rebel against the rules ...

Prejudice has no place in classrooms or California

Supporters of Prop. 8 like to say that their measure will protect kindergarteners from learning that gay and straight marriages are equal. But would it be better to teach students ...

Prop. 8 protects religious freedom

I’m tolerant. I don’t really care who loves who. What I DO care about is our religious freedom! The freedoms that our forefathers fought and died for and that made this country ...

Baffled by mean-spirited Prop. 8 supporters

I am both baffled and frightened by the degree of mean-spirited hatred of the proponents of Proposition 8. What is it about granting basic human rights to all members of our societ ...

Proposition 8 a moral issue, not a political issue

The rally for “Yes on Proposition 8” held at the Auburn Library outdoor theater yesterday was wonderful. The speakers were powerful and I learned even more about the detrimenta ...

Money spent fighting Prop. 8 not well spent at all

On June 17 my long-time partner and I were the first gay couple to receive our marriage license from the Placer County Clerk of Courts. Accompanied by our minister and many members ...

Prop.8 defines marriage, doesn’t eliminate rights

Hi, my name is Logan Sprouse. I am 14 years of age and I would like to tell you my feelings on Proposition 8 (marriage between the same sex). First, I would like to clarify that P ...

Not fair to discriminate against sexual orientation

This is in response to a letter from Craig Wheaton titled, “Prop. 8 vote is about which lifestyle is ‘normal’” (Journal, Sept. 17). You’re right, Proposition 8 speaks to ...

God is powerful enough to handle gay marriage

The Bible thumpers are coming out of the woodwork to condemn Proposition 8 in the name of God. I would think that if God were omnipotent as the Bible teaches, then he or she wouldn ...