November 5th, 2008 by Dave
While the political world swirls in Obama mania, there hasn’t yet been much media attention upon the outcome of the marriage amendments in Arizona, California, and Florida. Nevertheless it appears that supporters of traditional family values can find reassurance in all of these contests. Here are the results as they currently stand this morning:
- Arizona Proposition 102 – Yes (56.5%), No (43.5%)
[Source: AZ Secretary of State]
- California Proposition 8 – Yes (52.1%), No (47.9%)
[Source: CA Secretary of State]
- Florida Amendment 2 – Yes (62.1%), No (37.9%)
[Source: FL Department of State, Division of Elections]
Maggie Gallagher, President of the National Organization for Marriage, points out that this issue of protecting marriage is one that speaks to Republicans and Democrats alike:
This vote, like earlier votes in Wisconsin, Oregon, and Michigan, affirms that when it comes to marriage there is no such thing as a blue state or a red state. Americans support marriage as the union of husband and wife.
If these results hold steady through final tabulation, that will make a new total of 30 states which have enacted marriage protection amendments. And only 2 states – Connecticut and Massachusetts – continue with SSM, albeit through judicial fiat rather than the will of the people.