Some good news from California – Proposition 8 – the Constitutional Amendment Banning Gay Marriage – passes, according to AP. Here are the current numbers from the California Secretary of State website with 96.6% of the vote in:
08 – Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry
YES: 5,235,486 52.2%
NO: 4,800,656 47.8%
This is the mother of all upsets and reaffirms the 2000 vote against gay marriage before the men and women in black robes threw out that vote from the people.
One side note – over 70% of African Americans supported the ban on Gay Marriage. Hispanics also showed great support for Proposition 8.