Thursday, November 06, 2008

CA Prop 8 almost a Yes

Although the results for the California state ballot measures included in Tuesday's election will have to be certified, it seems that Proposition 8 will pass (52-48), and a change in California's constitution will be effected. Strange,though, that Proposition 4 did not pass. With a quick look, it seems Californians are less likely to accept gay marriages than to put additional requirements for one to procure abortions.

Arizona (56-44) and Florida (62-38) also voted for a similar measure. Arkansas passed an initiative that will ban unmarried "sexual partner(s)" from adopting children or from serving as foster parents. Colorado's Amendment 48 did not pass. It was to define the term "person" to include "any human being from the moment of fertilization", and would have effectively banned abortion in Colorado. South Dakotans also refused to impose more limits to abortion.

Washington passed Initiative 1000, to allow doctor-assisted suicide.

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