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California Anti-Gay Group Claims To Have Enough Signatures To Place SB48 (LGBT History In Schools) Repeal On Ballot

The anti-gay group behind the “Stop SB 48,” initiative that wants to repeal a state law that allows California students to learn about important people in history who were gay LGBT claimed in an email to supporters yesterday afternoon that its petition drive for a ballot measure will be successful.

The signed petitions are coming in at an incredible rate — tens of thousands a day,” the email reads. “It looks like we are going to make the goal of more than 500,000 valid signatures all delivered to our Sacramento office by October 10.”

If Stop SB 48 is successful, the initiative would be placed on the June, 2012, when California Republicans are expected to show up in large numbers for the Republican presidential primary.

Stop SB 48 has gathered signatures largely through volunteers and contacts with churches and as reported today here through fraudulent bait and switch methods such as leading petition signers to think they are signing for a totally different issues.

Fortunatel the petitions, methods, all signatures must be vaildated through Kamila Harris’ California Attorney General’s Office and in the past Ms. Harris has been a strong supporter of LGBT issues.

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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