Saturday, November 01, 2008

Clarification on Steve & Barbra Young position on Prop. 8

Excerpts from a San Jose Mercury News article Steve Young sidesteps political football

Steve Young's wife issued a statement early today, saying [Steve Young] is not involved in the campaign against Proposition 8.

Barbara Young .. has donated nearly $50,000 to defeat the measure.

"I am very passionate about this issue and Steve is completely supportive of me and my work for equality," Barbara Young said in a statement to the Mercury News after midnight. "We both love our Church and are grateful that our Church encourages us to vote our conscience. Steve prefers not to get involved politically on any issue no matter what the cause and therefore makes no endorsement."

Steve Young declined to comment when approached by KPIX-TV, which reported the story.

Barbara Young had sent a statement earlier Friday through the gay-rights group Equality California, saying: "We believe all families matter, and we do not believe in discrimination, therefore, our family will vote against Prop. 8."

The entire article can be read here.

"When any society says that I cannot marry a certain person, that society has cut off a segment of my freedom." - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1958.

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