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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Sunshine for democracy


The organised opponents of marriage equality always resort to deception or being deliberately untruthful in order to wage their campaigns. They do this because the facts and reason are against them, so they have to resort to deceit, since they have nothing else.

In this video, Matt Baume from the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) takes apart two anti-gay ads that have started running in Maine. AFER is he organisation fighting California’s Prop 8 in the courts, and has extensive experience in the legal battle for marriage equality in the United States.

While the ads taken apart in the video are specific to Maine, our adversaries use similar deceitful tactics in other places, so this video can help supporters of equality to recognise and to fight the deceit wherever they live.

In a democracy, sometimes the best thing for fighting the darkness our adversaries hide in is to shine a little sunlight on them—and their lies.

1 comment:

Arthur (AmeriNZ) said...

Due to an intense spam attack on this post, I've closed comments and disallowed backlinks.