Thursday, November 20, 2008

More People For Same Sex Marriage Than Before?


Was watching a video interview of Gavin Newsom, mayor of San Francisco, who said in 2000 Proposition 22 was passed by 61.4% and now Proposition 8 is passed by only 52%. He said that is progress, showing a growing acceptance of gay marriage in California.

We would have hoped that Prop. 8 would pass by a bigger margin than 52.1%. But another way to look at it is in terms of the actual number of votes. The 61.4% in 2000 was 4,618,673 votes. The 52.1% this time was 6,509,858 votes. So nearly 2 million voters wanted marriage to be limited to a man and a woman this time.

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