Gay groups oppose Proposition 83

Szymanski, Zak
September 2006
Bay Area Reporter;9/28/2006, Vol. 36 Issue 39, p18
The article focuses on the opposition of gay groups to the Proposition 83, the Sexually Violent Predators Initiative. Gay labor activist Howard Wallace and other Proposition 83 opponents said that the measure simply relocates sex offenders to other parts of the state, implements a costly, ineffective tracking system that could drive violent offenders underground, and has potential consequences for nonviolent offenders and people convicted for consensual acts.


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