Proposition 8, that is.
Now, I've made no secret of my feelings on gay marriage. Misery loves company...They can't possibly screw it up any more than we have...Pick your platitude.
And, as someone has already said, What the hell makes us think we get to vote on someone else's civil rights? Scary thought.
Alas, Proposition 8 passed in California on election night, or at least seems to have (52% to 47%, with ballots left to be counted that no one thinks will change the result).
This is what the maps look like (this is from the election results page maintained by CA's Secretary of State):
Proposition 8 Result:
Now, I am not going to be so disingenuous as to say that I don't realize a whole lot of the yellow McCain counties turn into green Yes on Prop 8 counties. But let's be real here. Lots of the Obama counties stay green.
And Obama beat McCain by a 23.7% margin. Sixty-one percent of California voters went for Obama. Only 47.7% voted "no" on Prop 8. That means there were a lot of Democrats out there voting to take away marriage rights.
I thought we were the intolerant ones?