Wednesday, November 03, 2004

11 Steps Back

As everyone seemed to predict, the 11 states that had ballot proposals defining marriage as between one man and one woman passed them yesterday. In the mid-term, this likely means that same-sex couples who legally marry in Massachusetts will begin court action when their marriages are not recognized in new residence states. Certainly to be continued...

Amusingly enough, the highest percentages were in the poorest and the most traditionally politically reactionary states, and proud of it, by gum. Those states with higher percentages of college-educated citizens still passed the proposals by smaller margins.

The approval percentages ran:
  • 86% -- Mississippi
  • 77% -- Georgia
  • 76% -- Oklahoma
  • 75% -- Arkansas
  • 75% -- Kentucky
  • 73% -- North Dakota
  • 66% -- Montana
  • 66% -- Utah
  • 62% -- Ohio
  • 59% -- Michigan
  • 57% -- Oregon

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