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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

More approving the ban on same-sex marriage

What we've been warning you about seems to be happening: more people are now in support of Propositon 8, closing the gap on what seemed to be a swell of support to keep same-sex marriage legal.

Remember, you only have until October 20th to register to vote in the November 4 election in California. You can check the status of your registration (and/or register to vote) here:
According to the poll, likely California voters overall now favor passage of Proposition 8 by a five-point margin, 47 percent to 42 percent. Ironically, a CBS 5 poll eleven days prior found a five-point margin in favor of the measure's opponents.

The only demographic group to significantly change their views during this period were younger voters — considered the hardest to poll and the most unpredictable voters — who now support the measure after previously opposing it.

It should be noted that the poll, conducted statewide Oct. 4 and 5 among 670 likely voters, has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6 percent, and the pollster continued to label the race too close to call — just as it did eleven days ago.

"Polling on ballot measures in general is an inexact science, and polling on homosexuality in general is a tricky business. So, not too much should be made of the 5 points that separates 'Yes' and 'No' today," concluded a summary of the results prepared by SurveyUSA. [CBS5]
Either way, we need to stop acting like it's a given that same-sex marriage will continue. As Prop 8 backers continue to send millions into the state and thousands of fundamentalist and religious volunteers go door to door to our friends and neighbors asking them to vote yes on 8, what are you doing to keep same-sex marriage legal?

For those who missed it in the comments, Chris & Scott updated us on their fundraising party last weekend in Napa:
Thanks to everyone that attended over 100 people came and $2040.00 was raised and contributed to the No on 8 Campaign. Not bad for a last minute fundraiser. Fundraising is still going on by the no on 8 committee and Equality California. Feel free to email me for more details.

Also if you are not doing anything Saturday October 11th please join us at the Vets Home for the Aids Walk at 9am.

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