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Teachers Union Gives $1 Million to Fight Prop 8

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The California Teachers Union, the largest union of its kind in the state, made a second donation to the No on Prop 8 campaign this week. After their initial $250,00 donation in August, their $1 million gift comes as the campaign has been struggling against the large amount of funds raised by proponents of the measure that seeks to eliminate gay marriage.

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Ads for Yes on Prop 8 continually attack gay marriage based on a small educational code that they say will force gay marriage education upon students. They had a "see, it's already happening" moment when a first grade San Francisco class took a field trip to a lesbian teacher's wedding. But there's always more to the story. What proponents left out in their campaign e-mails was that all the students in attendance had to get their parent's permission.