23 October, 2008

Sanity Returns to California

I was going to go on a tirade against Prop 08 in California this weekend. Polls were showing that a majority supported that piece of bigoted shit. I could not believe that Californians were going to allow the Mormon Church to snow them into voting to destroy equal marriage rights.

Looks like I can breathe a provisional sigh of relief:

The LA Times just posted a story that the Public Policy Institute of California released a poll showing that Prop. 8 polls have switched and the polling is now 52% against and 44% in favor. The poll had a 3% margin of error.

The LA Times writes:

While California voters remain closely divided on the question of gay marriage, a majority oppose a measure to ban it, according to a poll released Wednesday by the Public Policy Institute of California.

But the poll also found that support for Proposition 8, which would amend the state Constitution to disallow same-sex marriage, has gained somewhat since a similar survey was taken in late August.

We're not out of the woods yet, but at least we're seeing some rays of light.

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