Here's the yard sign (via Slog) that the homophobes are putting up in Washington to defeat R-71, the ballot question that asks voters to approve of the major expansion of domestic partnerships the state legislature passed earlier this year. Notice something that doesn't belong?
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It's a wonderful strategy for the right. Marriage generally polls much worse than "equal rights for same-sex couples." In Washington, polling data shows that if the issue is same-sex marriage, 36.7% of people approve. If it's domestic partnerships, 66% of people approve.
So why not just change the issue when it comes to anything in order to win a ballot initiative? If a group wants to repeal the estate tax, instead of going for the tired "death tax" framing, they should just say "Stop murdering blind orphans with diseases, vote 'Yes' on R-62." If another group wants to ban cruelty to chickens like in California last year, leave the boring animal rights stuff at home and pick a slogan like "Stop nuclear holocaust, vote 'Yes' on Proposition 2."
Here's the LGBT side's yard sign. Kinda boring, but it gets the point across. It would look better if it said "Stop the death penalty from being instituted in public schools," but it'll have to do.