The polls on Prop 8

 

Ray Ring's story on Rexburg, Idaho and how the Mormon Church is throwing huge amounts of money into the campaign to pass the anti-gay marriage Proposition 8 in California is fast on its way to becoming the most commented-upon article in the history of hcn.org. Meanwhile, Proposition 8 is fast on its way to becoming either the biggest defeat -- or the biggest victory -- for marriage equality in the short history of the marriage-rights movement. Nate Silver of fivethirtyeight.com has this run-down of the latest polls on  Prop 8.

Silver puts the chance of gay marriage surviving this challenge as at best 55%. The message to all our California readers who care about these sorts of things: talk to your friends about Prop 8 and the other important ballot questions going before California voters this year, which you can learn about via HCN's politics map. And do the obvious: get out and vote.

Prop 8
Heber DeLand
Heber DeLand
Nov 04, 2008 07:34 AM
From what I’ve learned from this election is that the opponents of California’s Prop 8 have all the morals of Thieves and Vandals. Hundreds, if not thousand, of “YES ON 8” signs have been stolen and vandalized daily. They cry for Tolerance but are unwilling to show any to people of differing view points. They cry they have rights as they deny the right of expression of others. They accuse that Prop 8 proponents are trying to deny them their rights while using the courts to take away ours. Their rights will not be diminished by Prop 8. They will still have all the Domestic Partnership rights they have had. They claim they have the right to Marry. I say Marriage is not a State right but a word that describes the union of a Man & a Woman and has been used to describe that union for hundreds of years before California or even the United States of America came into existence. We, the proponents of Prop 8, want to maintain that definition!
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THE RIGHT TO GAY MARRIAGE
Mrs Duncan
Mrs Duncan
Nov 05, 2008 06:23 PM
Let me just say this..i am so sick of people saying that marrage is the right between a man and a woman ..Marriage is for two people that are in love and want to spend the rest of there life together as one. As for it being put on gay people that its in the bible and its wrong NO ONE is god but god and we need to stop passing judgment for those who judge will be judge them self. A gay's will have to answer to god and that if they have to at all. Besides god does not make a child to be gay to just toss them to the side and not love them ALL GAYS ARE LOVED BY GOD.They are his children just as much as anyone els is.
gay marriage decision graph
Cricket McCormick
Cricket McCormick
Dec 10, 2008 09:20 AM
It is ironic that the graph forms a fish.