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Names Posted of Opponents to Mass. Gay Marriage
GayWired.com ^ | 12.29.05 | Ross von Metzke

Posted on 12/29/2005 12:30:00 PM PST by presidio9

(Brockton, MA) — Supporters of gay marriage in Massachusetts have posted all 123,356 names and addresses of those who signed a petition to reverse legalized same-sex marriage throughout the state on a well known gay rights Web site. Employees and volunteers posted the names on Knowthyneighbor.org. The database is searchable by first name, last name, home town, and ZIP code and offers visitors a 'fraud affidavit" to use 'if your name is listed and you believe you were a victim of petition fraud."

Supporters of a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in Massachusetts shattered a 20-year-old record for the most certified signatures ever gathered in support of a proposed ballot question.

The proposed amendment is intended to overrule a Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision that legalized same-sex "marriage" in May 2004. An estimated 6,500 gay and lesbian couples have since married in the state.

If approved by voters, the amendment would require the state to define marriage "only as the union of one man and one woman." This would prohibit gay "marriage" after 2008, but would not affect established homosexual marriages.

"The people have not just spoken, they have shouted to let the people vote on the definition of marriage," Kristian Mineau, president of the Massachusetts Family Institute, which spearheaded the signature drive, told the Boston Globe.

As of press time Tuesday, no formal complaints had been filed against Knowthyneighbor.org.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 2canplaythisgame; 2guysplayinghouse; barneyfrank; bungherders; dontbesuchabitch; extortion; gayintimidation; gaymafia; gaymarriage; gaystapo; homosexualagenda; intimidation; knowthyneighbor; massworkersparadise; namingnames; pillowbiteragenda
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1 posted on 12/29/2005 12:30:02 PM PST by presidio9
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To: EdReform; little jeremiah; Grampa Dave; ItsOurTimeNow

ping


2 posted on 12/29/2005 12:31:19 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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To: presidio9

Go to that site often?


3 posted on 12/29/2005 12:31:22 PM PST by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: ncountylee

Yeah I have a thubstcriptfion. Wytheath.


5 posted on 12/29/2005 12:32:31 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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To: presidio9

The Queer Mafia has historically always used threats of violence and other criminal harassment against Massachusetts citizens.


6 posted on 12/29/2005 12:34:05 PM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: presidio9

LOL Nice lisp.


7 posted on 12/29/2005 12:34:47 PM PST by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: presidio9
Supporters of a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in Massachusetts shattered a 20-year-old record for the most certified signatures ever gathered in support of a proposed ballot question.

So, In MA it doesn't matter what the public actually wants as law, it's what the SCOMA says you're gonna get whether you like it or not...........

8 posted on 12/29/2005 12:34:58 PM PST by Red Badger (And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him)
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To: presidio9

Conservative Republican groups in Massachusetts can download the whole list for fundraising mail. With over 12,000 voters who are opposed to gay marriange and willing to sign a petition for it, his thing could be a treasure trove.


9 posted on 12/29/2005 12:34:59 PM PST by advance_copy (Stand for life, or nothing at all)
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To: presidio9

Sounds like 123,000 people are now on a lot of mailing lists, or soon will be.


10 posted on 12/29/2005 12:35:18 PM PST by King Moonracer
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To: presidio9

I wonder if the MSM will make a big stink about the fact that over 100,000 straights were just outed in MA. After all, if the shoe was on the other foot...


11 posted on 12/29/2005 12:35:32 PM PST by MediaAnalyst
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To: presidio9
The left really does know how to play hardball.

If the situation were reversed, this would be called a hate crime.

12 posted on 12/29/2005 12:37:22 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: presidio9

I'm guessing it would be pretty hard to get a Lewinsky in Massive2sh!tts this week because all the unowhats are here in New Hampshire. :(


13 posted on 12/29/2005 12:37:30 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (We're just sitting here on the Group W bench.)
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To: advance_copy

I bet you just guaranteed the list will be removed within a week. Can't you just see what the intention was: A bunch of pillowbiters conducting a grass-roots "You're so mean!" letter-writing campaing?


14 posted on 12/29/2005 12:37:47 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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To: presidio9

They ought to open the site up for people to register as opposing it and see what happens. I bet they won't.


15 posted on 12/29/2005 12:38:12 PM PST by Protagoras (If jumping to conclusions was an Olympic event, FR would be the training facility.)
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To: presidio9

I'm proud to say I just found my name on the list!! Woohoo.


16 posted on 12/29/2005 12:39:49 PM PST by Jackson57
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To: presidio9


Let's burn some crosses on their lawns! Harrassment is only a hate crime if it's done to a minority and we all know these people are all white!


17 posted on 12/29/2005 12:40:34 PM PST by Tzimisce
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To: Jackson57

Saaay. Are you just fabulous! You go girl!


18 posted on 12/29/2005 12:41:04 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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To: Carry_Okie

"The left really does know how to play hardball.
If the situation were reversed, this would be called a hate crime."

Now that this database exists, can homosexuals in charge of hiring check to see if the prospective employee is on it? What about lenders of the queer bent?

Lots of very nasty uses for a database like this. I would think that this passes the intimidation test.


19 posted on 12/29/2005 12:41:28 PM PST by OpusatFR
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To: MediaAnalyst

This violates the unwritten rule of challenge the signature, not the signer. This poisons the initiative petition process that MA residents have enjoyed since 1918. KTN says that it has 250 "anonymous" volunteers that will visit signers at home or at work. If anyone else is outraged at this attack on direct democracy please call Alexander Westerhoff and Thomas Lang at Alexander Westerhoff Antiques 144 Main St. Essex MA 978-768-6269.


20 posted on 12/29/2005 12:41:44 PM PST by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: presidio9

Girl???

I proudly signed before Mass several weeks ago.


21 posted on 12/29/2005 12:41:49 PM PST by Jackson57
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To: presidio9

6,500 phony "marriages."


22 posted on 12/29/2005 12:42:43 PM PST by Lesforlife ("For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb . . ." Psalm 139:13)
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To: massgopguy

Thanks for that information. I'd be very surprised if their volunteers came all of the way out the where I live, but if they're game let them "visit".


23 posted on 12/29/2005 12:43:17 PM PST by Jackson57
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To: Jackson57

Don't have a hissy fit.


24 posted on 12/29/2005 12:43:31 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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To: presidio9

'Kristalnacht' Massachusetts style. Next the night of the long knives. Then make gay marriage opponents wear a Scarlet Letter. The evil empire is alive and well in Mass.


25 posted on 12/29/2005 12:45:06 PM PST by Calusa ( "The ACLU, ... has grown tiresome...does not embody the reasonable person.")
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To: presidio9

The easy way to put an end to this stupidity is to file as many false "fraud affadivits" as possible through their site.


26 posted on 12/29/2005 12:46:13 PM PST by thoughtomator (Congrats Iraq!)
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To: presidio9

It's a common tactic. I'm convinced that one of the reasons why Rick Santorum is getting bad press, mostly on issues unrelated to homosexuality, is because he expressed skepticism of the Lawrence decision.


27 posted on 12/29/2005 12:46:29 PM PST by Tribune7
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To: Jackson57

They tried to hide behind a PO box and a fax machine that didn't register on a phone search. Tsk tsk.


28 posted on 12/29/2005 12:46:36 PM PST by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: MediaAnalyst

Yeah...it's like some Homosexual hack just pulled an Aldrich Ames on COnservative Massachussetts Citizens.


29 posted on 12/29/2005 12:46:42 PM PST by ExcursionGuy84 ("Jesus, Your Love takes my breath away.")
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To: thoughtomator
The easy way to put an end to this stupidity is to file as many false "fraud affadivits" as possible through their site.

Actually, I think they are looking for as many fraud incidents as possible. In the liberal mind there is just no way so many people could be in favor of morality.

30 posted on 12/29/2005 12:48:47 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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To: presidio9

The turd burlars know they will lose so they're pitching a hissy fit.


31 posted on 12/29/2005 12:48:57 PM PST by FormerLib (Kosova: "land stolen from Serbs and given to terrorist killers in a futile attempt to appease them.")
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To: massgopguy

"This violates the unwritten rule of challenge the signature, not the signer. "

I was having a little fun with the way the MSM (legitimately) goes after conservatives who post personal information about others - abortion doctors and judges come to mind - and then making the analogy that to be outed as "straight" in MA could be a career buster, or worse.

But you do have an excellent point. This is clearly an intimidation tactic by people who, I guess, have a real problem with democracy.


32 posted on 12/29/2005 12:49:40 PM PST by MediaAnalyst
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To: presidio9

They're gettin' down and dirty!

How did they get the list in the first place?


33 posted on 12/29/2005 12:49:45 PM PST by Fruit of the Spirit
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To: presidio9
Most surprising statistic: 135 people with the last name Kennedy signed it.
34 posted on 12/29/2005 12:51:29 PM PST by KarlInOhio (What is the most obscene gesture to a Democrat? An Iraqi voter showing him a stained finger.)
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To: presidio9

I would imagine that the Attorney General, Tom Riley, would be interested in this. He is running for Governor!!!


35 posted on 12/29/2005 12:51:52 PM PST by Pondman88
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To: presidio9

Is it too late to sign the petition?


36 posted on 12/29/2005 12:52:09 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: presidio9
Supporters of a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in Massachusetts shattered a 20-year-old record for the most certified signatures ever gathered in support of a proposed ballot question.

Sounds like good company to be in.

Is it too late for me to sign a petition? Damn - I'm not a Mass. resident.

37 posted on 12/29/2005 12:52:30 PM PST by Fido969 ("And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:32).)
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To: Brilliant


GMTA.

Maybe we could ask to be added to the list.


38 posted on 12/29/2005 12:53:14 PM PST by Fido969 ("And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:32).)
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To: presidio9


Darn - what do I need to do to get my name on their list?


39 posted on 12/29/2005 12:54:42 PM PST by Dashing Dasher (Night formation is really an endless series of near misses in equilibrium with each other.)
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To: thoughtomator
The easy way to put an end to this stupidity is to file as many false "fraud affadivits" as possible through their site.

Or complain that you weren't listed.

40 posted on 12/29/2005 12:55:03 PM PST by Fido969 ("And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:32).)
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To: Brilliant; Fido969

I was thinking the same thing, but it appears that you did have to be a Mass resident to sign this petition.

We could start our own petition and mail it to them I guess.


41 posted on 12/29/2005 12:55:36 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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To: presidio9

I INSIST that they include my name on that list.


42 posted on 12/29/2005 12:55:37 PM PST by Antoninus (Hillary smiles every time a Freeper trashes Santorum.)
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To: Fruit of the Spirit

The list is a public document filed with the AG's Office. No one has in the past gone after it with this much zeal as using it for such direct action against signers would lead to retribution when the other sides refurendums come up. You know. Landlords could jack up the rent on tenants that sign Prop 2 1/2 overrides. Teachers neglect a student whose parents signed the Income Tax Rollback. etc. My column on this should be in The Malden Observer tomorrow.


43 posted on 12/29/2005 12:55:58 PM PST by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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How do I get my name on that list?


44 posted on 12/29/2005 12:56:06 PM PST by Rio (Don't make me come over there....)
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To: presidio9
"If approved by voters, the amendment would require the state to define marriage "only as the union of one man and one woman."

This Will never be allowed on any ballot in Massachusetts.

As for fag intimidation via the net, big deal. Wait until someone starts publishing the names and addresses of Massachusetts queers on a public forum.
45 posted on 12/29/2005 12:56:07 PM PST by mmercier (strange is the night where dark stars rise)
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To: Fido969

Tell them what you think of their strong armed tactics!


Contact us
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Tom Lang, Director
(978) 335-0477
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aaron@knowthyneighbor.org


46 posted on 12/29/2005 12:56:54 PM PST by Dashing Dasher (Night formation is really an endless series of near misses in equilibrium with each other.)
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To: OpusatFR

I think a list of HIV positives are now in order for public health reasons.


47 posted on 12/29/2005 12:57:58 PM PST by staytrue (MOONBAT conservatives are those who would rather lose to a liberal than support a moderate)
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To: presidio9

Oooo... they're going to hurt some feelings... NOT!


48 posted on 12/29/2005 12:59:29 PM PST by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: presidio9

Is there a problem here? It is a public record, after all.


49 posted on 12/29/2005 1:00:03 PM PST by gridlock (ELIMINATE PERVERSE INCENTIVES)
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To: presidio9

Right... give them a big pile of "fraud affidavits" to wave around, and when they present them, they'll find that every one of these affidavits is a fraud. Get the libs all excited just to crush their hopes... isn't that what living is all about?


50 posted on 12/29/2005 1:00:16 PM PST by thoughtomator (Congrats Iraq!)
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