Thursday, July 10, 2008

Gay Marriage Proponents Target San Diego Hotels

A pair of San Diego hotels are coming under fire from gay advocates, noting that the owner gave more than $100,000 to a group who support a California ballot initiative to ban gay marriage.

Doug Manchester, the owner of the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego and the Grand Del Mar golf resort near La Jolla, gave the money to the National Organization for Marriage ( back in January.

The boycott's organizers say they want the word about Manchester out now, especially since the measure has qualified for the November ballot. California voters had previously by a nearly two-thirds vote said they wanted marriage to be only between a man and woman, but the state's superior court ruled otherwise this year, leading to California becoming the second state (Massachusetts) to sanction gay marriage.

The supporters of the boycott will reportedly march outside the downtown Grand Hyatt on July 18. They are also considering protesting against a San Diego car dealer who gave money to the Prop 8 campaign.

Editor's Take: And you wonder why those on the far left get a bad name? The last time we checked, this was a free country. If someone wants to contribute money to a cause, whether it be pro gay marriage or anti gay marriage, they have the right to. Opponents also have the right to protest of course. That being said, stop threatening to ruin someone's business because you don't agree with their political views. Actions like this will only send more folks to the polls in November to vote against gay marriage.

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