AZ, FL, CA Approve Marriage Amendments
Voters in three states had the chance to vote on amendments to their state's constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman. Voters in all three states said "yes" to traditional marriage, Florida by a significant 62-38 margin and Arizona by a 56-44 margin. California was the real focus of the media attention and donations (to the tune of more than $75M between the two sides) and, with 94.7% of precincts reporting, appears to be headed for a 52-48 victory. (I don't see how it could fail at this point; most uncounted ballots are in San Bernardino and Riverside counties, both of which are strongly in favor.) This should settle the issue of what marriage means in these three states.
I think one of the reasons for Prop 8's passage is this eleventh-hour ad:
Now that the issue it settled (barring someone trying to file a lawsuit that the state constitution is unconstitutional), can we all be friends again?
It would be nice if we could all be friends again, but the anti hate crowd, (you know those that are more enlightened) have decided to take their frustrations out on church buildings. One such church on Hazel Ave had “No on 8” spray painted in red paint 18 times on the outside of the building. I sure hope that one day I grow up to be as tolerant as they.