Comment: A note about Prop 8
Some of our readers checked in with us today to inquire about the pro-Proposition 8 ad that ran on the site. Up to this point we haven’t said too much about the state propositions because our focus is on Alameda. But based on the feedback, we feel the need to set a few things straight (if you will pardon the pun).
First off, we do not control the ads that run on our site. They are fed to us through Google. Once they’re up there, we can’t delete them. And it looked to us like the pro-8 folks may have blitzed the blogs today: Several other local sites we viewed had the same ad.
Secondly, we’re feeling compelled to make clear our position on Proposition 8: We’re dead set against it.
Many people who are far more eloquent that we have made the case against this one, so we’ll point you in their direction: The No on 8 site is here, and there was a great letter to the editor in the Journal on Friday which laid out in clear and compelling terms how this is discrimination. And here’s a blog post from the guys who founded Google, who, we just remembered, donated tens of thousands of dollars to defeat this thing.