ProtectMarriage.com - Yes on 8, a Project of California Renewal et al v. Bowen et al

Filing 19

DECLARATION of Sarah E. Troupis in SUPPORT OF 16 MOTION for PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION. Attorney Chandler, Timothy Donald added. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A-M, # 2 Exhibit N-V, # 3 Exhibit W-AD, # 4 Exhibit AE-AS, # 5 Exhibit AT-BF)(Chandler, Timothy)

ProtectMarriage.com - Yes on 8, a Project of California Renewal et al v. Bowen et al Doc. 19 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 James Bopp, Jr. (Ind. State Bar No. 2838-84)* Barry A. Bostrom (Ind. State Bar No.11912-84)* Sarah E. Troupis (Wis. State Bar No. 1061515)* Scott F. Bieniek (Ill. State Bar No. 6295901)* BOPP, COLESON & BOSTROM 1 South Sixth Street Terre Haute, IN 47807-3510 Telephone: (812) 232-2434 Facsimile: (812) 235-3685 *Pro Hac Vice Application Pending Timothy D. Chandler (Cal. State Bar No. 234325) ALLIANCE DEFENSE FUND 101 Parkshore Drive, Suite 100 Folsom, CA 95630 Telephone: (916) 932-2850 Facsimile: (916) 932-2851 Counsel for All Plaintiffs United States District Court Eastern District of California Sacramento Division ProtectMarriage.com, et al., P l a i nt i f f s , v. Debra Bowen, et al., Defendants. Case No. 2:09-CV-00058-MCE-DAD DECLARATION OF SARAH E. TROUPIS IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFFS' MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION Date: TBD Time: TBD Honorable Morrison C. England, Jr. I, Sarah E. Troupis, make the following declaration pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1746: 1. I am a resident of the state of Indiana over 18 years of age, and my statements herein are based on personal knowledge. Declaration of Sarah E. Troupis in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction 1 Dockets.Justia.com 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 2. This declaration is made in support of Plaintiffs' Memorandum in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction. 3. The articles listed below and attached hereto as Exhibits A - BE are true and correct copies of articles that I have accessed online since November 4, 2008, each of which documents one or more incidents relating to people who supported Proposition 8: Discussing Negative Effects of Public Disclosure Exhibit A: John R. Lott, Jr. and Bradley Smith (Opinion), Donor Disclosure Has Its Downsides: Supporters of California's Prop. 8 have faced a backlash, Wall Street Journal, Dec. 26, 2008, available at http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123025779370234773.html (last visited Dec. 30, 2008) . Steve Lopez (Opinion), Readers Have Choice Words (Pro and Con) on Prop. 8, L.A. Times, Dec. 17, 2008. Exhibit B: Death Threats, Physical Violence, and Threats of Physical Violence 12 Exhibit C: 13 14 Exhibit D: 15 16 Exhibit E: 17 18 19 20 21 Exhibit G: 22 23 Exhibit H: 24 25 26 27 28 Declaration of Sarah E. Troupis in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction Proposition 8 Death Threats, CBS Fresno, Oct. 31, 2008, available at http://www.cbs47.tv/news/local/story/Proposition-8-Death-Threats/iQyK1E0C30 aNjdD0tVyMJA.cspx (last visited Dec. 5, 2008). Amanda Perez, Prop 8 Death Threats, ABC Fresno, Oct. 31, 2008, available at http://abclocal.go.com/kfsn/story?section=news/local&id=6479861&pt=print (last visited Dec. 1, 2008). John-Thomas Kobos, Proposition 8 Email Threats, ABC Fresno, Nov. 7, 2008, available at http://abclocal.go.com/ksfn/story?section=news/local&id=6494921&pt=print (last visited Dec. 1, 2008). Colleen Raezler, O'Reilly Alone Reports Gay Attack on Christians, Culture and Media Institute, Nov. 19, 2008, available at http://www.cultureandmediainstitute.org/printer/2008/20081119181938.aspx (last visited Dec. 5, 2008). Anger Over Prop. 8 Erupts in San Francisco, KTVU Oakland, Nov. 14, 2008, available at http://www.ktvu.com/print/17986914/detail.html (last visited Dec. 5, 2008) . David Markland, Prop 8 Supporter Attacked While Distributing Signs, NBC San Diego, Oct. 22, 2008, available at http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/elections/local/Prop_8_supporter_attacked_w hile_distributing_signs_DGO.html (last visited Nov. 24, 2008). FBI Investigating White Powder Mailed to Knights' Headquarters, The Boston Pilot, available at http://www.thebostonpilot.com/articpleprint.asp?ID=7228 Exhibit F: Exhibit I: 2 1 2 3 4 Exhibit K: 5 6 Exhibit L: 7 8 9 Exhibit M: 10 11 12 13 14 Exhibit O: 15 16 17 18 19 Exhibit Q: 20 21 Exhibit R: 22 23 Exhibit S: 24 25 Exhibit T: 26 27 28 Exhibit P: Vandalism Exhibit N: Exhibit J: (last visited Dec. 5, 2008). Ben Winslow, Powder Scares at 2 LDS Temples, Catholic Plant, Deseret News, Nov. 14, 2008, available at http://deseretnews.com/article/content/mobile/1,5620,705262822,00.html?printVi ew=true (last visited Dec. 5, 2008). Pamela Hale-Burns, Prop. 8 Protest Mostly Peaceful Despite 15 Arrests, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Nov. 8, 2008, available at http://www.presstelegram.com/search/ci_10938555 (last visited Dec. 5, 2008). John Cadiz Klemack, Patrick Healy, and Jon Lloyd, Prop 8 Protestors March Into Nigh Protests Continue Into Second Day, NBC Los Angeles, Nov. 7, 2008, available at http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Protestors_Signal_Battle_over_Same_ Sex_Marriage_Not_Over.html (last visited Dec. 5, 2008). Paul Elias, Hundreds Protest Over Prop. 8, Deseret News, Nov. 7, 2008, available at http://deseretnews.com/article/content/mobile/1,5620,705261173,00.html?printVi ew=true (last visited Dec. 5, 2008). Jennifer Garza, Protests Over Proposition 8 Outcome Getting Personal, Deseret News, Nov. 13, 2008, available at http://deseretnews.com/article/content/mobile/1,5620,705262671,00.html (last visited Nov. 25, 2008). Adrienne S. Gaines, Radical Gay Activists Seek to Intimidate Christians, Charisma Magazine, Nov. 19, 2008, available at http://www.charismamag.com/cms/news/archives/111908.php (last visited Dec. 5, 2008) . http://broadwayworld.com/board/readmessage.cfm?boardid=2&thread=983640 Chelsea Phua, Mormon Church in Orangevale Vandalized in Wake of Prop. 8 Vote, Sacramento Bee, Nov. 9, 2008, available at http://www.sacbee.com/295/vprint/story/1382472.html (last visited Dec. 1, 2008). Vandals Egg Downtown Fresno Church, ABC Fresno, Oct. 28, 2008, available at http://abclocal.go.com/kfsn/story?section=news/local&id=6473251&pt=print (last visited Dec. 1, 2008). Vandals Arrange Prop. 8 Signs Into Swastika, CBS Los Angeles, Nov. 7, 2008, available at http://cbs2.com/local/Proposition.8.Vandalism.2.859176.html (last visited Dec. 5, 2008). Vandals Spray Paint Signs in Downtown Fullerton, Orange County Register, Oct. 20, 2008, available at http://www.ocregister.com/articles/macdonald-one-police-2200383-paint-vandals Declaration of Sarah E. Troupis in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction 3 1 2 3 4 Exhibit V: 5 6 7 8 9 Exhibit X: 10 11 Exhibit Y: 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Exhibit AB: 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Exhibit AE: 27 28 Exhibit AC: Exhibit AA: Exhibit Z: Exhibit W: Exhibit U: # (last visited Dec. 5, 2008). Bob Banfield, Neighborhood Vandalized Over Prop 8, ABC Los Angeles, Oct. 31, 2008, http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/inland_empire&id=648281 0&pt=print (last visited Dec. 5, 2008). Anti-Prop 8 Vandals Hit Alto Loma Home, ABC Los Angeles, Oct. 28, 2008, available at http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/inland_empire&id=647055 7&pt=print (last visited Dec. 5, 2008). Vandals Strike Prop 8 Homes in SJ, ABC San Francisco, Oct. 27, 2008, available at http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/south_bay&id=6472609&pt =print (last visited Dec. 5, 2008). Vandals Target Prop 8 Supporters in NorCal, CBS Los Angeles, Oct. 28, 2008, available at http://cbs2.com/local/Proposition.8.Vandalism.2.850469.html (last visited Dec. 5, 2008). Barbara Giasone, Five Held on Suspicion of Stealing "Yes" on Prop. 8 Signs, Orange County Register, Oct. 21, 2008, available at http://www.ocregister.com/articles/signs-macdonald-five-2201253-fullerton-sign (last visited Dec. 5, 2008). Aaron Bruner, Prop 8 Supporters Face Sign Theft, Vandalism, California Aggie, Oct. 29, 2008, available at http://www.californiaaggie.com/article/1747 (last visited Nov. 24, 2008). Salvador Hernandez, Prop. 8 Sign-Stealing Ignites Free Speech Debate, Orange County Register, Oct. 30, 2008, available at http://www.ocregister.com/articles/signs-stolen-people-2211707-proposition-sing am (last visited Dec. 5, 2008). Chris Daines, Dana Point Man Will Keep Replacing Downed Signs Favoring Prop. 8, Orange County Register, Oct. 31, 2008, available at http://www.ocregister.com/articles/sign-vogeler-put-2213420-signs-down (last visited Dec. 5, 2008). Sheriff: Prop. 8 Signs Being Stolen, Burned, KCRA Sacramento, Oct. 20, 2008, available at http://www.kcra.com/news/17758850/detail.html (last visited Dec. 8, 2008) . Examples of How Public Disclosure Reports are Being Used Exhibit AD: Steve Lopez, A Life Thrown Into Turmoil by $100 Donation for Prop. 8, Los Angeles Times, Dec. 14, 2008, available at http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lopez14-2008dec14,0,4735956,print.co lumn (last visited Dec. 15, 2008). Greg Gutfeld, Major Victory for Prop 8 Protestors, Foxnews.com, Dec. 11, 2008, Declaration of Sarah E. Troupis in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction 4 1 2 3 4 5 Exhibit AG: 6 7 8 9 10 Exhibit AI 11 12 Exhibit AJ: 13 14 Exhibit AK: 15 16 17 18 19 20 Exhibit AN: 21 22 Exhibit AO: 23 24 Exhibit AP: 25 26 27 28 Exhibit AL: Exhibit AH: Exhibit AF: av ai l abl e at http://www.foxnews.com/printer_friendly_story/0,3566,465413,00.html (last visited Dec. 16, 2008). Jennifer Bonnett, Galt Attorney: Son Harassed by Teacher Over Proposition 8, Lodi News-Sentinel, Oct. 31, 2008, available at http://lodinews.com/articles/2008/10/31/news/7_harassment_081031.prt (last visited Nov. 24, 2008). John Diaz, The Ugly Backlash Over Proposition 8, SFGate.com, Nov. 23, 2008, available at http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/11/23/INOQ147155.DTL& type=printable (last visited Nov. 25, 2008). Gregg Goldstein, Richard Raddon Resigns Post, Hollywood Reporter, Nov. 25, 2008, available at http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3ia4d7c75ed20987 5b1e63b36a5c025f44 (last visited Dec. 5, 2008). Marcus Crowder, Theater Felt Growing Pressure Before Artistic Director Quit, Sacramento Bee, Nov. 12, 2008, http://sacbee.com/101/vprint/story/1390297.html (last visited Dec. 5, 2008). Student Leaders Face Recall Over Prop. 8, KCRA Sacramento, Oct. 21, 2008, available at http://www.kcra.com/news/17768622/detail.html (last visited Dec. 8, 2008) . Alison Stateman, What Happens If You're on Gay Rights' `Enemies List', Time, Nov. 15, 2008, available at http://www.time.com/tim/printout/0,8816,1859323,00.html (last visited Nov. 24, 2008) . Outing Prop. 8 Donors, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Dec. 1, 2008, available at http://presstelegram.com/fdcp?1228505265584 (last visited Dec. 5, 2008). Exhibit AM: Pro. 8 boycott, or blacklist? (Editorial), L.A. Times, Dec. 10, 2008, available at http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/editorials/la-ed-boycott10-2008dec10,0,27 03213.story (last visited Jan. 2, 2009). Prop. 8 Anger Spurs Donor Blacklists, CBS News, Nov. 13, 2008, available at http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/11/13/eveningnews/main4601227.shtml (last visited Nov. 24, 2008). Lori Consalvo, Proposition 8 Passage Inspires Protests; Proponents Claim Intimidation, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Nov. 15, 2008, available at http://www.dailybulletin.com/fdcp?1227562641399 (Last visited Nov. 24, 2008). Tami Abdollah and Cara Mia DiMassa, Proposition 8 Protestors Target Businesses, Los Angeles Times, Nov. 14, 2008, available at http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/front/la-me-boycott14-2008nov14,0,46 89002,print.story (last visited Nov. 24, 2008). Declaration of Sarah E. Troupis in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction 5 1 2 3 4 5 Exhibit AQ: Prop. 8 Opponents Protest Ice Cream Parlor, KCRA Sacramento, Nov. 17, 2008, available at http://www.kcra.com/politics/17994183/detail.html (last visited Dec. 8, 2008). Jim Carlton, Gay Activists Boycott Backers of Prop 8, Wall Street Journal, Dec. 27, 2008, available at http://sec.online.wsj.com/article/SB123033766467736451.html (last visited Jan. 2, 2009). William M. Welch, Prop 8 foes turn to `blacklist' tactics, USA Today, Dec. 21, 2008, available at http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-12-21-blacklist_N.htm (last visited Jan. 2, 2009). Prop. 8 Victors Upset by Personal Attacks, The Sacramento Bee, Nov. 12, 2008, available at http://www.sacbee.com/capitolandcalifornia/vprint/story/1390055.html (last visited Nov. 24, 2008). Martin Wisckol, Prop. 8 Leaders Accuse Foes of Harassment, Intimidation, Orange County Register, Nov. 14, 2008, available at http://www.ocregister.com/articles/prop-vassos-leaders-2229235-gay-marriage (last visited Dec. 5, 2008). Activists Target Mormons for Gay-Marriage Ban's Success in California, FOXNews.com, Dec. 1, 2008, available at http://www.foxnews.com/printer_friendly_story/0,3566,459544,00.html (last visited Dec. 1, 008). Exhibit AR: Exhibit AS: 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Exhibit AV: 13 14 15 16 17 Exhibit AX: 18 19 20 21 22 Exhibit AZ: 23 24 25 26 27 28 Exhibit BA: Exhibit AY: Exhibit AU: Exhibit AT: Exhibit AW: Matthai Kuruvila, Mormons Face Flak for Backing Prop. 8, SFGate.com, Oct. 27, 2008, available at http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/10/27/BAP113OIRD.DTL &type=printable (last visited Dec. 5, 2008). John Wildermuth and Demian Bulwa, Same-Sex Marriage Backers Hit Capitol, Churches, SFGate.com, Nov. 10, 2008, available at http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/11/10/MN4E141B3P.DTL &type=printable (last visited Dec. 5, 2008). Local Donors Give $1.6 Million for Ban on Gay Marriage, Orange County Register, Sept. 7, 2008, available at http://www.ocregister.com/articles/prop-gay-marriage-2149221-ban-california# (last visited Dec. 5, 2008). John Wildermuth, Gay-Rights Activists Protest Prop. 8 at Capitol, SFGate.com, Nov. 22, 2008, available at http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/11/23/BAAR14ACGC.DT L&type=printable (last visited Dec. 5, 2008). Rachel Abramowitz and Tina Daunt, Liberal Hollywood Ponders Next Step in Fight for Same-Sex Marriage, Los Angeles Times, Nov. 23, 2008, available at http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-shunned23-2008nov23,0,34828 15.story (last visited Jan. 2, 2009). Declaration of Sarah E. Troupis in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction 6 1 2 3 Exhibit BB: Devin Clerici, Prop. 8 Foes Aim Their Ire at Lassen's Stores: Owner Backed Ballot Measure, Ventura County Star, Nov. 19, 2008, available at http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2008/nov/19/prop-8-foes-aim-their-ire-a t-local-lassens/ (last visited Jan. 2, 2009). Denny Weinberg (Letter to the Editor), Customers Boost for Lassen's, Ventura County Star, Nov. 28, 2008, available at http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2008/nov/28/ob7fclets28-fc/ (last visited Jan. 2, 2009). Bill Ainsworth, Gay Rights Groups to Boycott Manchester Grand Hyatt: Owner Donated to Proposition 8, San Diego Union-Tribune, July. 10, 2008, available at http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20080710-9999-1m10boycott.html (last visited Jan. 2, 2009). Tony Cochran, Rally Against Prop H8: Manchester Grand Hyatt, available at http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/11/18/18552103.php (last visited Jan. 2, 2009) . Exhibit BC: 4 5 6 7 8 Exhibit BE: 9 10 Exhibit BD: 4. The websites listed below are websites that I have accessed online since November 4, 11 2008, each of which lists donors to Proposition 8 and encourages taking some form of action 12 against the listed donors or groups who supported Proposition 8: 13 h t t p : / / a n t i g a y b l a c k l i s t .c o m 14 http://www.mormonsstoleourrights.com 15 h t t p : / / I n v a l i d a t e Pr o p 8 . o r g 16 http://californiansagainsthate.com 17 http://www.boycottmanchesterhotels.com/ 18 http://boycotta-1selfstorage.com/ 19 5. The document attached hereto as Exhibit BF is a true and correct copy of an editorial 20 note explaining a student newspaper's decision to allow an article to be published anonymously 21 because of the author's fear of retaliation because of his support for Proposition 8. 22 6. The websites listed below are websites that I have accessed since November 4, 2008, 23 each of which, as of January 7, 2009, contained video footage of incidents targeting supporters 24 of Proposition 8: 25 26 27 28 Declaration of Sarah E. 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As I haveattempted getwitnesses suppodour case, t o come forward unlessthey can do so without revealing their identities. 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 t3 I4 l5 t6 17 18 t9 20 21 22 23 1/1 IS THAT THE FOREGOING TRUE I DECLARELINDERPENALTY OF PERJURY CORRECT. Indiana. 2009, Tere Haute, in e c u t e d 9'r' ofJanuary, this day 25 26 27 28 o f Sarah E. Troupis S u p p o r t of Plaintill's' Motion for Injunction 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Declaration of Sarah E. Troupis In Support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction PROOF OF SERVICE I, Timothy D. Chandler, am over the age of 18 years and not a party to the within action. My business address is 101 Parkshore Drive, Suite 100; Folsom, California 95630. On January 12, 2009, I electronically filed the foregoing document described as Declaration of Sarah E. Troupis in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction, which will be served on all Defendants along with the Summons and Amended Complaint. I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the above is true and correct. Executed on January 12, 2009 at Folsom, California. s/Timothy D. Chandler Timothy D. Chandler (CA Bar No. 234325) Attorney for Plaintiff 9