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    Ban on gay marriage in CA still unclear

    article here

    Currently, the YES votes have the lead, though it is still close. Not as clear cut as the opponents of the measure proclaimed here in DP just a few months ago. My gut tells me that this WILL pass.
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    Re: Ban on gay marriage in CA still unclear

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    My gut tells me that this WILL pass.

    I am still hoping it won't. Discriminating, and changing the state constitution to do so, is wrong.

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    Re: Ban on gay marriage in CA still unclear

    Although I support it not passing, my gut tells me it will. And this makes me 'le panda of sadness', as the French say (yes, I can speak two languages. And speaking two languages means I am bisexual. Wait...that's what bisexual means, right?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Singularity View Post
    Although I support it not passing, my gut tells me it will. And this makes me 'le panda of sadness', as the French say ...
    Same here.

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    Re: Ban on gay marriage in CA still unclear

    Quote Originally Posted by Singularity View Post
    Although I support it not passing, my gut tells me it will. And this makes me 'le panda of sadness', as the French say (yes, I can speak two languages. And speaking two languages means I am bisexual. Wait...that's what bisexual means, right?)
    THen what does it mean when you speak five?
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    Re: Ban on gay marriage in CA still unclear

    According to exit polls, whites opposed the amendment 53-47. But blacks supported it 70-30, and Latinos supported it 51-49. The polls have blacks at 10 percent of the electorate for this issue, with Latinos at 19 percent and whites at 63 percent. Asians, at six percent, opposed the proposition 53-47.

    So.... if 8 passes, it will be because of those that wanted to get out the minority vote.

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    Re: Ban on gay marriage in CA still unclear

    Proposition 8
    Same Sex Marriage Ban
    24270 of 25429 (95%) Precincts Reporting
    Position Votes Percentage
    Yes 5,163,908 52%
    No 4,760,336 48%

    cbs13.com - Election Results
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    Re: Ban on gay marriage in CA still unclear

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    According to exit polls, whites opposed the amendment 53-47. But blacks supported it 70-30, and Latinos supported it 51-49. The polls have blacks at 10 percent of the electorate for this issue, with Latinos at 19 percent and whites at 63 percent. Asians, at six percent, opposed the proposition 53-47.

    So.... if 8 passes, it will be because of those that wanted to get out the minority vote.
    It will be because those that wanted to get out of the minority vote? What does that mean?

    Historically Whites have always been the most supportive of the homosexual lifestyle with Blacks being the most unaccepting. The poll numbers are not surprise.

    This is one issue that is not ethnic minority vs majority. It's those that believe we should live under a theocracy and those that don't.
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    Re: Ban on gay marriage in CA still unclear

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    It will be because those that wanted to get out of the minority vote? What does that mean?
    Seems self-explanatory to me.

    If it fails, it will be because of the numbers of minority voters.

    Thus, those that pushed for minorities to come out and vote are at least partially responsible for its failure -- unintentionally, I'm sure, but responsible none-the-less; had they NOT pushed for these people to vote, its far more likely that the proposition would have failed.

    This is one issue that is not ethnic minority vs majority. It's those that believe we should live under a theocracy and those that don't.
    So, you think that minorities - especially blacks -think we should live under a theocracy. Interesting.

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    Re: Ban on gay marriage in CA still unclear

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    So, you think that minorities - especially blacks -think we should live under a theocracy. Interesting.
    There are many Christians that wouldn't mind living in a theocracy, as long as it was Christianity calling the shots.

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