November 5, 2008
Prop 8, California outlook
It seems that Proposition 8 was affirmed, at least as of noon today with 97% of precincts reporting. At that time, 52.2% of the voters voted "yes" with 47.8% of voters voting "no". See San Francisco Chronicle Article here. It seems as though the voters have successfully dismantled the same sex marriage rights recently granted by the California Supreme Court.
November 4, 2008
Amendments Aimed at Banning Same Sex Marriage on Ballots in Three States
Today, voters in California, Florida, and Arizona will not only decide who will be the next president of the United States, they will also consider whether to support a state constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage.
In California, the effect could be more harmful to same sex marriage proponents because the California Supreme Court recently decided that banning same sex marriage violates the state constitution. If the amendment is passed, gay and lesbian Californians will no longer have the right to say "I do." However, in Florida and Arizona, the status quo will reign (as no court in either state has permitted same sex marriage).
The same sex marriage issue has definitely been out of the spotlight in throughout this historic presidential campaign, but it is an important issue nonetheless. I will post updates tomorrow regarding the results of the state elections.