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Prop 8 Backers Say Gays 'Choose their Homosexuality'

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When the LA Times' editorial board makes decisions on endorsements for propositions, they invite both sides into separate meetings. When they were with supporters of Prop 8 who seek to ban gay marriage, they had a couple of those awkward turtle moments:

According to one of the Prop. 8 reps, that 1948 ruling [saying that bans on interracial marriage were unconstitutional] was OK because people are born to their race and thus are in need of constitutional protection, while gays and lesbians choose their homosexuality. So much for the expert opinions of the American Psychological Assn.and the American Academy of Pediatrics that people cannot choose their sexuality.
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Then came this golden nugget:

One Prop. 8 supporter said, gay rights are not as important as children's rights, and it's obvious that same-sex couples who married would 'recruit' their children toward homosexuality because otherwise, unable to procreate themselves, they would have no way to replenish their numbers.

Needless to say, the LA Times took the side of gay marriage.