Okay, altogether now: You cannot have any credibility if you talk about an opponent wanting to curtail basic rights while you are doing it yourself. According to CNSNCalifornia Assembly Passes Bill Discouraging 'Anti-Gay Rhetoric'. That's right, the first ammendment is apparently toilet paper to the California assembly. If signed into law you could not debate the gay marriage question because one side would be prohibited from stating its case. Oh there are no criminal penlaties for not signing the peldge, but not signing it could be used by opponents. Let's face it, most of the electorate votes viscerally these days and are more likely to respond to emotional appeal.