Ed Boards Overwhelmingly Oppose the Ban

At least 12 of Wisconsin's daily newspapers have written editorials urging their readers to vote no. Here's the rundown so far, with links to the editorials:

The Beloit Daily News wrote:

"Presumably, it is an effort by amendment backers to bar civil unions or anything resembling a civil union. But that's not clear. Nor is it clear just how far the courts might go in interpreting such language. When such important matters are left unclear, the law of unintended consequences almost certainly will assert itself….Call it the Attorney Full Employment Clause. The language makes this a fatally flawed proposal. We recommend rejection."

From The Tomah Journal:

"For as long as homosexuality has been a political issue, gay men and women have been condemned as filthy, sinful and abnormally promiscuous. It’s against this backdrop that many gays and lesbians yearn for the mainstream values embodied in faithful, lifetime relationships. Gays who embrace this lifestyle should be encouraged, not discouraged, which is why Wisconsin voters should reject the marriage amendment on the Nov. 7 ballot."

And from The Oshkosh Northwestern:
“No matter where you stand on the homosexual marriage, question, the fact is Constitutions have long been understood to protect individuals freedoms and equality from the abuse of excessive government power. The marriage amendment dishonors that dictum and opens the door to unintended restrictive consequences that reach beyond prohibiting homosexuals from marrying.”


At 5:52 PM, Anonymous Mavis said...

Josh Freker is a genius.

At 6:21 PM, Anonymous keith said...

And what's the run-down on the YES ed boards? I know you have featured Fond du Lac and Green Bay P-G. Which other major papers have "yessed?"

There is, after all, still time to write letters!

At 6:50 PM, Blogger Ingrid Ankerson said...

Fond du Lac hasn't take a stance on the issue. GBPG and the Daily Jefferson County Union have editorialized against us.

At 6:53 PM, Anonymous Jessica said...


What is more effective. Letters to papers or going door to door?

At 7:06 PM, Blogger Ingrid Ankerson said...

Jessica, at this stage of the campaign, the single most effective thing for people to do is go door-to-door on Election Day.

We have actually already identified enough "No" voters to defeat the ban. The problem is, a lot of those people aren't regular voters and many have never voted before.

All we need to do is knock on their door and remind them to vote. One single person working on volunteer shift on Election Day will get about 60 "No" votes. Pretty effective, no?

You can sign up for a shift here.

At 7:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looking at the list, I didn't see the WSJ. I found this "no" column, http://www.madison.com/wsj/home/column/milfred//index.php?ntid=105104&ntpid=1
Have they given an official editorial yet?
Also, as someone who currently resides out of state, I am going to email my friends and relatives still in WI. What are the current rules for unregistered voters? Still a photo ID and utility bill with address?

At 7:43 PM, Blogger Ingrid Ankerson said...

Anon, No official endorsement from the WSJ yet.

And thanks for getting in touch with your Wisconsin friends/family. You can just send them to www.fairwisconsin.com for info on how to vote, and why to vote "No."

At 11:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

go back to the closet.

At 6:10 AM, Blogger Mike Fitzpatrick said...

The Kenosha editorial link is a template only - no text.


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