Prop 8 Backlash Continues

Opponents of the Proposition 8 gay marriage ban are taking their fight to Signal Hill City Hall on Wednesday, where they plan to rally in support of a possible recall petition of city Treasurer Emerson Fersch.

The rally is part of the national “Day Without A Gay” action, in which gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are asked to take off work in opposition to Proposition 8. Voters last month approved the statewide proposition, which creates a state Constitutional amendment defining marriage as being only between a man and a woman.

Fersch, who is an elected official and is a bishop in the Mormon church, gave $3,285 in support of Proposition 8. That hasn’t gone over well with Long Beach’s or Signal Hill’s gay and lesbian communities.

“I think the general consensus in our community is if he was a private citizen, that would be one thing, but public officials should be held to a higher standard,” said Brian Frederick, a Garden Grove resident who works in Long Beach and is organizing the Signal Hill rally.

The rally will start at 1 p.m. at City Hall, 2175 Cherry Ave.

… Signal Hill Deputy City Clerk Becky Burleson said no one has filed a notice of intent to recall Fersch [yet]. Once the city and Fersch are informed of a recall petition, petitioners would have to collect signatures from 25 percent of Signal Hill’s registered voters, or about 1,300 people, Burleson said.

via Contra Costa Times:  Politician is targeted by Prop. 8 foes


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