Supporters of the voter-approved gay marriage ban are suing the secretary of state’s office and various state and local offices across California in federal court, alleging that the state’s campaign disclosure law violates their rights to privacy.
The suit contends that many on either side of the gay marriage debate have received significant “harassment and threats” as a result of the state’s Political Reform Act, which requires political donors who contributed $100 or more to a political campaign to give their names and addresses.
That personal information is then included in public documents filed with the California Secretary of State’s Office.
WAAAAA! Welcome to politics, newbs. I’m guessing that for many of the Yes on Prop 8 donors, this was their first time making a contribution to a political campaign and they were unaware that their donations would be public record. So now they are upset that people are boycotting their businesses. Sorry, but I’ve got no sympathy for them losing business because of this.
If you want to find out which of your neighbors donated to Yes on Prop 8, check out this Google map (thanks, Ryan). There are actually a few people I know on there who donated. Lame.