posted on May, 5 2005 @ 11:29 AM
The California Assembly has just passed a bill aimed for culturally sensitive campaigning, adding a "sexual orientation" and "gender identity"
clause to California's Code Of Fair Campaign Practices.
Geoffrey Kors, executive director of Equality California helped write the bill. Critics call the bill an effort to muzzle any politician who refuses
to support the homosexual agenda, while Kors says, "This bill red flags candidates and campaign committees to think twice before using anti-gay
rhetoric as a campaign tactic." He also said it would prompt candidates to be "thoughtful and culturally sensitive to the constituencies they hope
Unfortunately, I can't find a copy of this bill online, and the article from CNN doesn't explain what "anti-gay rhetoric" could entail. Saying
gays shouldn't marry could be construed as anti-gay rhetoric, as can the adoption issue. Essensially, California just limited their candidates on
political issues they can debate. While one candidate could come out and say they're for gay marriage, if the other candidate wasn't, they could
either keep their mouth shut, or agree with the other candidate. This is not how elections are supposed to work.
The bill was passed on April 26th, and will be going to the California Senate now to be voted on.