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Letters: Prop. 8's bigotry

August 16, 2013

Re "Justices deal new setback to Prop. 8," Aug. 15

It is amusing how the proponents of Proposition 8 will not follow court rulings and argue that the state and the courts have silenced the voices of millions of voters. A federal District Court judge said that Proposition 8 violated the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution; the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said it took away a right from a minority group for no good reason, making it unconstitutional.

In 1964, Proposition 14 was passed in California with the objective of keeping African Americans out of certain white neighborhoods. It was eventually found to be unconstitutional.

Then, you didn't find people going to the state Supreme Court to reinstate their bigotry, as Proposition 8 proponents did.

Stuart D. Schnell



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