Skip to comments.Names Posted of Opponents to Mass. Gay Marriage
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.
Go to that site often?
Yeah I have a thubstcriptfion. Wytheath.
The Queer Mafia has historically always used threats of violence and other criminal harassment against Massachusetts citizens.
LOL Nice lisp.
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...........
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.
Sounds like 123,000 people are now on a lot of mailing lists, or soon will be.
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...
If the situation were reversed, this would be called a hate crime.
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. :(
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?
They ought to open the site up for people to register as opposing it and see what happens. I bet they won't.
I'm proud to say I just found my name on the list!! Woohoo.
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!
Saaay. Are you just fabulous! You go girl!
"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.
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.
I proudly signed before Mass several weeks ago.
6,500 phony "marriages."
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".
Don't have a hissy fit.
'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.
The easy way to put an end to this stupidity is to file as many false "fraud affadivits" as possible through their site.
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.
They tried to hide behind a PO box and a fax machine that didn't register on a phone search. Tsk tsk.
Yeah...it's like some Homosexual hack just pulled an Aldrich Ames on COnservative Massachussetts Citizens.
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.
The turd burlars know they will lose so they're pitching a hissy fit.
"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.
They're gettin' down and dirty!
How did they get the list in the first place?
I would imagine that the Attorney General, Tom Riley, would be interested in this. He is running for Governor!!!
Is it too late to sign the petition?
Sounds like good company to be in.
Is it too late for me to sign a petition? Damn - I'm not a Mass. resident.
Maybe we could ask to be added to the list.
Darn - what do I need to do to get my name on their list?
Or complain that you weren't listed.
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.
I INSIST that they include my name on that list.
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.
How do I get my name on that list?
Tell them what you think of their strong armed tactics!
Tom Lang, Director
Aaron Toleos, Director
I think a list of HIV positives are now in order for public health reasons.
Oooo... they're going to hurt some feelings... NOT!
Is there a problem here? It is a public record, after all.
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?