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State's Most Conservative Newspapers Say 'No' to 8

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Here's an interesting observation regarding Proposition 8, the November ballot initiative that seeks to eliminate gay marriage, compliments of the California Majority Report:

Incidentally, Prop 8 joins Props 7 and 10 as one of only three initiatives without a single editorial board endorsement. One would imagine the Orange County Register, San Diego Union Tribune, or Tracy Press would adamantly reject a proposition that allows "people [to be] sued over personal beliefs" or puts churches in danger of losing their tax-exempt status, as Professor Peterson falsely claims in the [Yes on Prop 8] ad. But instead, three of the state's most conservative-leaning editorial boards endorsed a No on Prop 8 position, because, as the Tracy Press explained, "We shouldn’t change the state Constitution to take away civil rights."
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Taking away rights = not a Californian thing to do.