Rich Republican donor to Prop. 8 dumps his wife of 43 years

Broken Republican Marriage

This story is priceless!  Yet another red-faced Prop. 8 supporter has dumped his wife.  In this case a rich developer tossed his wife of 43 years.  So much for the sanctity of marriage argument!

Here are a few excerpts from an online article about this fiasco:

In July 2008, hotelier and developer Doug Manchester donated $125,000 to help gather signatures for a proposition that would ban same-sex marriage in California. The early money was crucial to getting the initiative—which ultimately passed—on the ballot. At the time, he told The New York Times that he made the donation because of “my Catholic faith and longtime affiliation with the Catholic Church,” which preferred that marriage remain between a man and a woman. Indeed, the Catholic Church has vehemently opposed gay marriage. Then again, it’s also not too keen on divorce.

On Oct. 9, 2008, Manchester ended 43 years, eight months and nine days of marriage to Elizabeth Manchester by moving out of their La Jolla abode. The couple spent the next several months trying to reach a quiet settlement on how best to distribute millions of dollars in cash and other assets. In July, those talks totally broke down, and Doug started playing financial hardball with Elizabeth, allegedly draining the couple’s shared accounts and stealing her mail. On Aug. 6, Elizabeth filed a petition for redress in family court. All of the information in this story comes from those petitions. CityBeat contacted attorneys for both parties, but neither returned calls by press time.

When will these Talibani Republicans learn to stay out of our bedrooms?  They keep blowing smoke about the sanctity of marriage but it seems every last one of them either cheats on their wives or dumps them!  What a joke…

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