Originally Posted by NOFX
How can you prove that they would gain votes? Also votes for what?
"TOPEKA, Kan. Mar 1, 2005 — Voters on Tuesday upheld an ordinance that prohibits discrimination against homosexuals in municipal hiring, turning back a repeal movement led by a minister known for picketing the funerals of AIDS victims.
One of the minister's granddaughters, meanwhile, fell far short in her efforts to unseat an openly gay member of the City Council.
The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr. was seeking to remove from the books a city ordinance that prohibits discrimination against gays in municipal hiring. The repeal measure would also bar Topeka from reinstating such protections for 10 years.
In final, unofficial results, 53 percent opposed the repeal, with 14,285 voting "no," and 12,795 voting "yes.""
Something like that. Believe me, we would of been defeated in KANSAS out of all places, if we did not get the moderates in supporting us. If we had Michael Moore in town, we would of lost it. It was a slim victory, but in Kansas that's huge.
Thanks root for finally understanding...