It looks like the anti-gay marriage ballot initiative is having some real problems. I suppose that is what happens when people are asked to take away a right that has already been given–and there have been no disasters! Today a Field Poll shows that just 38% of likely voters will vote to take away the right of gays and lesbians to marry, while 55% of likely voters will vote NO on Prop. 8.
The breakdown of voters who will vote to take away the right to marry is not surprising: 72% of Conservatives support taking away the right and 52% of Protestants. 60% of evangelical Christians will probably vote to take away the right. The good news about these numbers is that 21% of Conservatives, 40% of Protestants and 34% of Evangelical Christians will vote No to preserve the right to marry. That is really good news.
And surprising to me–55% of Catholics and 71% of those with other religions or no preference will vote NO to preserve the right to marry.
That sounds like a good reason to have a minor celebration tonight while we both watch our wedding video again! 🙂
Vote NO on Prop. 8 to Preserve Marriage!