Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Bigotry Wins in California

Bigotry in California is alive and well. The fear mongering and lies spread by the Yes on 8 or H8TE campaign seem to have won out over the California Constitution.

With 96 percent of the vote in and according to the private machines that count our votes as of 10:55 am Wednesday November 5th., Prop. H8TE looks like this:

08 - Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry YES: 5,220,694 52.2% NO: 4,792,873 47.8%


Unknown said...

This broke my heart.. I didn't have a horse in this presidential race, and this was one of the main issues that drove me to this election. This prop needed to be defeated, and wasn't.

I don't consider yesterday a victory, at all.

Tom Sebourn said...

Steven, just when we think that the country has gotten beyond this type of discrimination, California goes the other way. It makes the Obama win bitter sweet.

Greg Sebourn said...

Weird, isn't it? I mean a landslide for Obama and a definition on marriage??

Tom Sebourn said...

Does this mean that the 36-thousand people in California that got married as gay couples now have to get divorced?

Tom Sebourn said...

Proposition 8 foes refuse to concede
By Aurelio Rojas
Published: Wednesday, Nov. 05, 2008
Opponents of a ballot measure to ban gay marriage refused to concede this morning, despite vote totals that show supporters of Proposition 8 with a 400,000-vote advantage.

Kate Kendall, executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, said 3 million to 4 million ballots remain uncounted statewide.

"The fact is depending on the turnout model we are looking at millions of votes yet to be counted," Kendall said. The race is too close to call. People's fundamental rights hang in the balance."

Secretary of State Debra Bowen is expected to issue an estimate of the number of uncounted ballots late today or Thursday. It could take days to process all of them. Proposition 8 supporters declared victory early today, saying their model shows them with an insurmountable lead.

Greg Sebourn said...

From what I have read, absentee ballot voters tend to be conservative. I don't know that as a fact but, if it's true, Prop 8 looks like a done deal.