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Bam! Prop 8 Backers File Lawsuit to Change Campaign Finance Disclosure Laws

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After things scenes like this--see photo above (and more here)--this was bound to happen.

"The Proposition 8 campaign has filed a federal suit challenging the constitutionality of California's campaign finance laws that compel disclosure of personal information by campaign donors who they said have been threatened and harassed," the SacBee learned this afternoon.

In a prepared statement, the campaign said that "this harassment is made possible because of California's unconstitutional campaign finance disclosure rules... even donors of as little as $100 must have their names, home addresses and employers listed on public documents."

Majorie Chrisoffersen, the manager of El Coyote, resigned after her single $100 donation to Prop 8, which banned marriage in California, sparked protests and backlash towards her and the famously gay friendly restaurant.

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It's beyond ironic--as David Markland put it--that last October the Associated Press reported on the Prop 8 campaign telling "businesses that have given money to the state’s largest gay rights group they will be publicly identified as opponents of traditional unions unless they contribute to the gay marriage ban, too."

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