Monday, November 10, 2008

Post Election Stats: Nonpartisan Support For Traditional Marriage

Traditional Marriage Not A Partisan Political Issue
- Traditional Marriage Won In Three States -
- Two States Were Blue States -

In addition to choosing a president and selecting members of Congress, voters around the United States made decisions on a wide range of topics this week, including the controversial issue of same-sex marriage. Votes to ban gay marriage were held In California, Arizona and Florida.
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Minorities Voted Democrat
- Supported Traditional Marriage -

Even as African-American and Latino voters were a powerful force in boosting America's first black president to victory, in California they also were crucial to passing Proposition 8, a ballot measure labeled, "Eliminates right of same-sex couples to marry."

Exit polls showed that 70 percent of black voters, and a majority of Latino voters, voted yes on Proposition 8, one likely reason why the measure won a slim majority in Los Angeles County, where pre-election polls had suggested it would lose, even though it lost by a huge margin in the Bay Area.
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