I’d like to welcome the rest of the U.S.A. to our world here in California. Our votes never count when it comes to the Presidential race, as the state always leans Democrat. With Obama your default winner next Tuesday, looks like we’re all in the same boat now.
(Ironic: He of the gay porn ’stache opposes gay marriage)
So about the only interesting thing we have to vote on in California is Prop. 8, which would ban same-sex marriage by imposing a California constitutional amendment that would define marriage as being between one man and one woman.
As you might expect, there aren’t any high-profile folks of note publicly backing the ban, but there is one sports figure here in Los Angeles who apparently feels strongly about Prop. 8.
From the LOS ANGELES TIMES:
Jeff Kent, who played second base for the Los Angeles Dodgers this season, has stepped into the emotional world of same-sex marriage, giving $15,000 to backers of the California proposition on Tuesday’s ballot that would ban it.
In a disclosure filed with the California secretary of state, Kent listed his occupation as professional baseball player for the Dodgers and his address as Austin, Texas. He gave the $15,000 in a transaction dated Monday but which only now is public.
A review of campaign records shows no other donations to federal or California state campaigns by Kent.
While months ago Prop. 8 appeared to be as dead as the Dodgers’ World Series chances next year without Manny Ramirez, it is now gaining momentum and may indeed pass. Which would be rather ironic considering how the state will rubber stamp Democratic candidate Obama for President on the same day.
Of course, Kent’s donation being made public I’m sure will have a lot to do with Prop. 8 passing, since he’s so popular here in L.A. and S.F., where he’s played the last 12 years of his career.
OK, maybe not.