Calif. Hyatt
Boycotted After Owner Donates to Prop. 8

Gay rights
advocates have begun boycotting the Manchester Grand Hyatt
in San Diego after owner Doug Manchester donated
$125,000 to Proposition 8, reported the San Diego
’s website.

The hotel
mogul’s contribution to the proposed amendment
banning same-sex marriage in California has struck a
nerve among gay rights supporters.

Fred Karger, an
organizer of the boycott, told the Union-Tribune,
“This is someone who is giving an exorbitant
amount of money to write discrimination into the
constitution for the very first time.”

Manchester told
the Union-Tribune earlier this year that he
decided to support Proposition 8 after learning that
schools teaching that marriage is between a man and a woman
could be sued for discrimination.

Despite also
referring to his Catholic belief that marriage is between a
man and a woman, he told the Union-Tribune that
his hotels and restaurants would welcome gay and lesbian
clientele. (The Advocate)

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