The controversial initiative, which would rewrite the state's constitution to overturn the right to same-sex marriage granted by the California Supreme Court in May, was leading with 52 per cent of the vote, with 91 per cent of precincts reporting results. If passed, it will be the first time a vote to ban gay marriage has taken place in a state where such unions are already legal. A ban was approved in Arizona and a similar measure looked set to pass in Florida. According to California exit polls, blacks were far more likely than whites or Hispanics to support the marriage ban. Age was also a key factor - the exit polls showed voters under 30 opposing the ban by a 2-to-1 ratio, while most voters 60 and older supported the ban.
States across U.S. still cling to outdated gay marriage bans
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Jump to navigation Skip navigation. According to Reuters, the bill has revived a notion which California voters rejected last year after a bitter political fight. State Sen. If that doesn't undermine marriage, I don't know what does.
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The brief marked the first time that the Obama administration has come out in court against Prop 8 and the first time it has argued against state gay marriage ban before the Supreme Court. The administration's argument also could reverberate beyond California. If the Supreme Court accepts the arguments in the brief, it could lay the groundwork toward undermining laws against gay marriage in several other states. Proposition 8 thus violates equal protection," wrote Solicitor General Donald B.
In the landmark case Obergefell v. Hodges, the U. Supreme Court ruled that all state bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional, making gay marriage legal throughout America.