Friday, November 07, 2008

CA Prop 8 Almost a Yes II

I wanted this particular data before I posted the first CA Prop 8 Almost a Yes, but I did not have it until today through MM.
So, who supported the traditional marriage initiative in California?

Black and Latino Obama voters, according to exit polls.


Keep this in mind when you hear liberals ranting about the homophobic, intolerant California voters who oppose gay marriage.

She links to here.
Proposition 8 overturns a May California Supreme Court decision legalizing gay nuptials and rewrites the state constitution to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

Exit poll data showed seven in 10 black voters and more than half of Latino voters backed the ballot initiative, while whites and Asians were split.

Though blacks and Latinos combined make up less than one-third of California’s electorate, their opposition to same-sex marriage appeared to tip the balance. Both groups decisively backed Obama regardless of their position on the initiative.

Obama has said he is not in favor of gay marriage but supports civil unions. The president-elect opposed Proposition 8.

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