I just got back from grabbing some lunch. While I was waiting for my sandwich, I was assaulted by a radio commercial in favor of Proposition 8. For those who don't live in California, that's a ballot measure that would repeal same-sex marriage in the state. The ad was appalling. It suggested that if the measure didn't pass churches would be forced to endorse gay marriages (false) and that you could be sued for your religious beliefs (also false, I believe) among other nastiness.
In a sense, the commercial did something good-- it forced me to pull out my credit card and make a donation to the No on 8 campaign. Sadly, the yes on 8 folks are fairly well capitalized, and their media blitz is particularly intense right now. Their ads are working and polls are shifting, and I believe that the current ones have the measure passing. This sucks.
How can you help? Swing over to http://www.noonprop8.com/ and make a donation. There's no amount too small or too big, and you don't have to be a California resident to do so. You must be a US citizen, though.