Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger et al
Declaration of Rebecca Justice Lazarus in Support of #441 Memorandum in Opposition to Motion to Withdraw filed byPaul T. Katami, Kristin M. Perry, Sandra B. Stier, Jeffrey J. Zarrillo. (Attachments: #1 Exhibit A, #2 Exhibit B, #3 Exhibit C, #4 Exhibit D, #5 Exhibit E, #6 Exhibit F, #7 Exhibit G, #8 Exhibit H, #9 Exhibit I, #10 Exhibit J, #11 Exhibit K, #12 Exhibit L, #13 Exhibit M, #14 Exhibit N, #15 Exhibit O)(Related document(s) #441 ) (Boutrous, Theodore) (Filed on 1/12/2010)
Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger et al
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RADITIONAL FA M I LY COALITION
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VOLUME 3, ISSUE 3
TFC HELPED PASS PROP 8
In the second half of 2008, TFC was in the midst of the history-making battle defending 1-man-1-woman marriage in California. As a leader in the Proposition 8 campaign, Dr. Bill Tam worked with ProtectMarriage.com to motivate grassroots effort in the Asian community. He spoke at many churches, radio and TV interviews, and community groups about the importance of honoring traditional heterosexual marriage. Working with the leaders of the America Return to God Prayer Movement, TFC helped organized a prayer rally for marriage in September, a San Francisco Chinatown rally on October 12, and a 5000 person rally in Cupertino on October 19. Dr. Tam traveled twice to Los Angeles to rally Southern California churches to protect traditional marOther than Prop 8, TFC supported Prop 4, Parental Notice on Teen Abortion and debated the issue on TV. Proposition K, Decriminalization of Prostitution was introduced to San Francisco. TFC led a group of concerned citizens to object to the proposition. On November 4th, voters passed Prop 8 and defeated Prop 4 and Prop K. California reclaimed 1-man-1woman marriage, but lost on the abortion issue. San Francisco rejected prostitution.
riage. He also debated on radio and TV on Prop 8.
YOUTH S U P P O R T I N G T R A D I T I O N A L M A R R I AG E
One of the worries haunting parents is that their children have been "brainwashed" by the public school and the media into believing that being gay is a fashionable lifestyle. In the polls conducted on Prop 8, people below 30 are the group that most supportive of same-sex marriage. In the last two decades, pop culture and education have changed "morality" from identifying right or wrong behavior into nonjudgmental attitude and freedom of choice. Therefore it becomes "immoral" to instruct people how to behave properly. In terms of homosexuality, the new attitude is that despite knowledge that it is a harmful lifestyle one should not be criticized for practicing it. It is a person's free choice. In other words, we have a new generation of "observers" who would rather stay uninvolved than to reach out and say "don't do it". In this year's TFC scholarship program, more than 200 high school and college students wrote essays on the importance of traditional marriage versus same-sex marriage. We are excited to see many youths across the country understand the gravity of the matter and vow to protect marriage as defined by humanity throughout history.
BY BILL TAM
Traditional Family Coalition
2008 historical events
x Allied with ProtectMarriage.com x Sent out 12,000 petition forms for Prop 8 x Got Prop 8 onto the November ballot x Spoke out against the Supreme Court's ruling legalizing same-sex marriage x Asian grassroots movement leader of Prop 8 x Spoke in numerous public forums, interviews and debates for Prop 8 x Organized rallies and activities for Prop 8 x Supported Prop 4 x Against San Francisco's Prop K x Launched scholarship program for youths x Helped pass Prop 8 x Helped file legal papers with the Supreme Court in support of Prop 8
WHY I HELPED START PROP 8
I used to be just another Christian, attending services, singing hymns, doing visitations and building a comfort zone. After I gave my life to Christ, my first child was born and I read many books on parenting. I had the notion that if I prepared a healthy and warm home, my children would grow up healthy, physically and mentally. Yet after seeing all the vices being promoted in the media, I saw that family values are under attack. I saw that schools are not reliable either because they are not teaching moral and ethics. Not only that, they nurture rebellious thoughts and behaviors. I realized that building a healthy home cannot ensure healthy kids.
In 1990, San Francisco's School District wanted to introduce Project 10, a gay center in every high school. Seeing the danger that would pose to regular students, many parents voiced their objection to Project 10. I was asked to represent the Asian parents to speak at a public hearing on Project 10. That evening, I arrived 30 ( Continued on page 4)
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TRADITIONAL FAMILY COALITION
What can you do? 1. Register to vote. 2. Cast your vote wisely on election day. 3. Join TFC membership and get informed. 4. Respond to TFC's call-to-action. 5. Donate to TFC.
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WHY I HELPED START PROP 8
minutes before the hearing. The auditorium was already filled with hundreds of gay activists called Act-Up. They stood in front of us, a small group of opponents, and shouted profanities and threats. Although the police were there, they did not intervene. When the hearing started, four proponents of Project 10 spoke. We sat quietly and took notes. When it was our turn to speak, the gay activists cursed us with verbal and physical insults, and the police did nothing. Our speeches were hardly heard by the School Board. After I finished speaking, I was pushed, spat on and cursed at. Someone yelled, "Go back to China." I also saw signs that said, "God is Gay" and "Jesus is Gay". The most repulsive sign was a man held up a big poster showing two naked boys, one behind another, sucking his thumb, and they wanted Project 10. At that moment, I
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realized that the gay activists are aiming at our young children. I saw the danger if we did not fight for our children. The final ruling was that no gay center would be put in schools, but the district would have a gay center office in the district building. After more than two hours of extreme noise and commotion, I went home feeling that I had been mentally raped. I told myself that I must fight this horrifying force. I was also glad that because of our effort, many San Francisco students were spared of the indoctrination.
They invited me to join in the marriage amendment initiative. We Birth of Prop 8. Throughout the 90's, I colsaw how gays infiltrated the education, lected government, health care and entertainenough voters signatures and ment establishment, to the point that no Prop 8 was born. Numerous one can stand in their way. After Mayor people have waken up and seen Newsom illegally issued same-sex marthe need to protect our future riage licenses, some pro-traditional family generations from the indoctrinagroups realized that same-sex marriage tion of the gay agenda. Thank would one day become legal in California. God Prop 8 passed.
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