I wouldn't really call it over. There are still state issues being counted. In California prop 8 is very important to me, and in a way I am watching that one more nervously than I did the presidential race.
Oh, and to answer your question why prop 8 is ahead...
Two words... Central valley. Largely rural farmlands, and very conservative. Apparently San Francisco and Silicon Valley are rather low on the reporting scale. Which makes sense, because there are more and larger precincts in those areas, which are largely who will be voting no on 8. So despite the early lead of yes, I'm not giving up yet. Look at what Virginia did in the presidential race. It was behind for a long time but pulled out for Obama due to late counting democratic precincts.
PRESIDENT OBAMA! WOOT!
And, yeah, it's pretty bad about prop 8. Arkansas has a ballot initiative that's even worse, banning gay couples from adopting. Oh, technically it's not a ban on gays adopting, just on "unmarried sexual partners". Of course, opposite-sexed partners can choose to get married if they want to adopt ...
YAY OBAMA!! =)
And man, really? Did it pass? :( Seriously. When will this fear of homosexuality be over come?
That will be why prop 8 wins
you should read my entry about it, you'll probably appreciate it
People in this country fucking SUCK, that's how prop 8 is going to win.
HOW AM I LESS OF A HUMAN THAN ANYONE ELSE?
Someone explain that to me. Please.
by technicality it shouldn't have been on the ballot because of the church & state separation
As long as 8 doesn't win by 60%, we'll be okay. But it's very close. Another good thing is that the people who are already married can't be forced to divorce.
I'm just trying to keep my chin up about it.
It has to have 60% for anything to come of it?
im so happy that the people had the right idea and put the best man in, im sure with the making of history will come a better future...
It is my most sincere hope.
I think this is exactly what this country needs.
Currently, Prop 8 is winning. 50% of the vote is in. It is winning 52.6% to 47.4%. I was really hoping to be completely happy about this election. I started crying during Obama's speech because I was so bummed about Prop 8. Damn, damn, damn.
I'm from San Francisco and in school in Oregon. The idea of going home to my beloved, accepting, ultra gay city where so many people I love won't be able to marry is completely unreal.
No no no no no prop 8 is not going to win. It is just making sure we get our cardio for the day, that is all. California is way too cool to let this happen. Come on, Cali. Don't make a liar out of me.
GO GO BAMA RANGER
and also, this
is that the one to ban gay marriage? man talk about a step backwards.
we dont have it in ireland yet but something is being drawn up at the moment. but they do have it in northern ireland, which is funny getting a lesson in tollerance from northern ireland. and it did lead to alot of banners saying
SAVE ULSTER FROM SODOMY!
you cant make that stuff up
Omg. lol. WOW.
People never fail to disgust me, even when only moments earlier I was so happy.
I am praying "vote for change" means real change - not partisan party-line stuff (same ols BS). I am very pleased that the world already has more hope for us.
I'm personally going to take a wait and see approach to Obama--however, my dad thinks we've elected the antichrist (quoth him)
Yowch. Here's hoping Obama can gain even your Dad's support.
I'm so depressed about Prop 8
Well here's hoping you'll grow to love Obama, and he'll be the best president in your lifetime. :)