Prop. 8 group pitted blacks, Latinos against gays
Carolyn Lockhead, SF Gate, 3/28/12

“The National Organization for Marriage’s documents, released Monday by a federal judge in Maine, said its strategies were modeled on the “techniques and arguments developed in the big victory last year in California,” where voters approved Proposition 8.

The documents describe a strategy to make opposition to same-sex marriage “a key badge of Latino identity” and “a badge of youth rebellion to conformist assimilation to the bad side of ‘Anglo’ culture.”

The group’s goal, according to the documents, is to “drive a wedge between gays and blacks – two key Democratic constituencies,” and find “glamorous, young Latinos and Latinas, especially artists, actors, musicians, athletes, writers and other celebrities willing to stand up for marriage.”



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