Proposition 8 backers are demanding that California’s campaign finance disclosure be rules unconstitutional. They have filed a lawsuit arguing against laws that require donors information, including name, address, and employer, have exposed their supporters to verbal and written threats.
However, this same crowd seems to forget that in the months leading up to last November’s election they were effectively committing extortion using online databases of donors. As reported by the Associated Press in October:
Leaders of the campaign to outlaw same-sex marriage in California are warning businesses that have given money to the state’s largest gay rights group they will be publicly identified as opponents of traditional unions unless they contribute to the gay marriage ban, too.
It should be noted that this tactic was also employed by the No On 8 crowd, and is repugnant whoever uses it.
Regardless, the bogus concern by the Yes On 8 crowd over Constitutionally protected rights of privacy is beyond ironic.