The Center is a wholly non partisan University based research and policy organization that studies and opposes bigotry and extremism without regard to political orientation.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
CA Sup. Court Upholds Voter Ban on Gay Marriage, But Recognizess Prior Marriages
The California Supreme Court upheld, Proposition 8, a voter ban on same-sex marriage, but allowed 18,000 of these marriages approved before the prohibition took place to be legally recognized. Gay rights advocates intend to place another referendum on the ballot.
California State University, San Bernardino, California
The CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF HATE AND EXTREMISM at California State University, San Bernardino is a nonpartisan research and policy center that examines the ways that BIGOTRY, advocacy of extreme methods, or TERRORISM, both DOMESTICALLY and INTERNATIONALLY deny civil or HUMAN RIGHTS to people on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or other relevant status characteristic.
We are fiercely NON PARTISAN and seek to promote discourse and debate.
We study and vigorously OPPOSE the following:
Censorship: Attempts by government and academia to limit or criminalize speech or a free press because some regard the expression as offensive, bigoted, blasphemous, politically unpopular or unpatriotic. However, we vigorously exercise our right to expose and condemn.
Violence: Those who use, advocate, or glorify extrajudicial violence as a means to achieve social or political change
Attacks on Pluralistic Democracy:Efforts to undermine the ideals, processes and institutions of our pluralistic democracy.
Falsehoods: The tactical injection of baseless falsehoods and conspiracy theories into discourse.