SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Magic Johnson,
enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame after winning five NBA championships
as a Los Angeles Laker, and three Most Valuable Player awards, has lent his
voice to the chorus of those calling Proposition 8 wrong and unfair.
Johnson's efforts to defeat Prop 8 occurred as the family of Steve Young
announced their opposition. Barbara Young made it clear last night that they
will vote NO on 8. Steve Young, the legendary former quarterback for the San
Francisco 49ers was MVP of Super Bowl XXIX, MVP of the NFL in 1992 and 1994,
and is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The Young family released the following statement last night: "We believe
ALL families matter and we do not believe in discrimination, therefore, our
family will vote against Prop 8."
And in a recorded telephone call to California voters, Johnson says:
"This is Magic Johnson calling to ask you to join me and Barack Obama in
opposing Proposition 8.
"Prop 8 singles out one group of Californians to be treated differently -
including members of our family, our friends, and our coworkers.
"That is not what California is about. So this Tuesday, vote no on
Proposition 8. It is unfair and wrong. Thanks."
The telephone message from Magic Johnson will reach millions of California
voters in the final days, urging voters to reject this discriminatory and
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