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Map of anti-gay-marriage donors adding fuel to Proposition 8 fire

January 16, 2009 |  7:15 am

Now there is a interactive Google map showing where donors to the Yes on Proposition 8 campaign live or work -- and that is generating more controversy. Some supporters of same-sex marriage love it, saying it's all about public accountability. From the Atlantic's Andrew Sullivan:

And that is surely one useful element of the map. It helps one see whom to engage. And I don't get the fear. If Prop. 8 supporters truly feel that barring equality for gay couples is vital for saving civilization, shouldn't they be proud of their financial support? Why don't they actually have posters advertizing their support for discriminating against gay people -- as a matter of pride?

But others see it as potentially dangerous. From Rod Dreher on Beliefnet:

"I believe strongly that people's homes should be a sanctuary. I say this as someone who was bullied in high school, and who had my house vandalized during the night by the bullies. When people have the right to feel safe in their homes taken away from them, it's a terrible thing."

-- Shelby Grad