Behind the Ban
Josh has written a little about some of the people and groups who back the ban. He introduced Ralph Ovadal and the Pilgrim's Covenant, the Wisconsin Marriage Defenders (whose member said we "want prostitution, incest, pedophilia, and other perversions" at the Joint Judiciary Committee hearing), and the Family Research Institute.
Today, we put up a new web feature called "Behind the Ban" that has audio clips and quotes from three key figures who are responsible for writing the language of the ban and for getting it on the ballot.
Like we say on the webpage:
While it's critical to conduct a civil debate, it's also critical to reveal the true intentions and attitudes behind the ban. Our opposition has consistently downplayed the reach of the ban and its impact on real Wisconsin families. We must continue to give accurate information to voters about this issue.Backers of the ban have become very good at covering up their troubling attitudes toward gay people and the consequences of this far-reaching, two-sentence constitutional ban. In fact, Just yesterday, Channel 27 in Madison reported that our opposition is telling some voters the ban's second sentence has been removed.