San Diego Democratic, Republican Parties Oppose Prop 60

Sep 22, 2016 4:24 PM PST

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego County Democratic Party and the San Diego Republican Party both have officially opposed Proposition 60.

The parties join other parties and local clubs in opposing the controversial measure.

“When we see such strong bipartisan opposition against Proposition 60 in an election year like 2016, we must pause and realize how deeply flawed this initiative is,” said Eric Paul Leue, executive director of the Free Speech Coalition.

“This is another important victory for adult performers, and the No on 60 campaign. Prop. 60 is ‘offering bounties and inviting frivolous lawsuits’ against an already marginalized workforce. It ‘doesn’t make sense’, it is ‘excessive’, and will cost taxpayers millions — diverting resources from education and healthcare.”

In addition to the San Diego County Democratic Party and the San Diego Republican Party, Proposition 60 also has been opposed by the California Democratic Party, California Republican Party, the California Libertarian Party, the Los Angeles County Democratic Party, the San Francisco Democratic Party, the Santa Clara Democratic Party, the San Mateo Democratic Party, the Sonoma County Democratic Party, the San Francisco Young Democrats, the Los Angeles Young Democrats, the Harvey Milk Democratic Club, the El Cerrito Democratic Club, the Robert F Kennedy Democratic Club, the Alice B Toklas LGBT Democratic Club, Equality California, San Francisco Medical Society, the Courage Campaign, AIDS Project LA, San Francisco AIDS Foundation, the Los Angeles LGBT Center, the Transgender Law Center and the performer advocacy group APAC, among numerous others.

Over the past month, numerous mainstream papers have advocated against the AIDS Healthcare Foundation-sponsored initiative. The San Diego Union-Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Fresno Bee, the Sacramento Bee, the Mercury News, the East Bay Times and the Orange County Register all have urged a “no” vote on the proposition.

XBIZ's executive editorial director, in an opinion-editorial this week, also urged a “no” vote on Prop 60.

For more information, go to StopProp60.com.

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