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Not yet printed, but I'm hoping. I find that my rhetoric is getting sort of out there, hyperbolic, but given the climate, I don't feel I should pat myself on the back nor speak under the terms of those in power. I do believe that the Left is fighting against baldfaced lies, and I'm comfortable saying that.
The _Arizona Daily Star_ inaccurately headlines its most recent article on Proposition 107 ("Prop. 107 opponents avoid the gay issue," Oct. 1). The proposition will primarily affect straight people; opponents of the so-called "Protect Marriage Arizona" amendment merely point this out, and do not avoid any issue.

The article also accepts at face value smelly lies wafting down from Maricopa County's right-wing Center for Arizona Policy: that the institution of marriage has been exactly the same for "centuries," and that "overwhelming...social-science data" indicates that restricting partnership benefits promotes stability.

If the first was true, why then do husbands no longer hold complete legal control over their wives? If the second were true, why since 1975 has the American Psychological Association "[urged] the enactment of civil rights legislation at the local and state and federal level that would offer [gay men and lesbian] citizens the same protections now guaranteed to others" (www.apa.org)?

Prop. 107 would take away healthcare benefits from families. If anything, Prop. 107 promotes social instability.

Adam M. Schenck
 
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