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Summarized by Kent Larsen

Voters Approve California's Proposition 22
(Prop 22 - Limit on Marriages)
San Francisco Examiner 7Mar00 N1

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA -- With 21% of the vote reported, at 10:30 pm pacific time, the San Francisco Examiner showed that Proposition 22 had received 60% of the vote to 40% opposing the measure. CNN and other media outlets had earlier projected that Proposition 22 would pass based on exit polls.

The measure had the active support of the LDS Church, which encouraged its members to donate to the campaign to pass the measure and volunteer to campaign for it.

An analysis of the vote provided live on CNN just after the polls closed at 8 p.m. pacific time showed expected support for the measure from the religious right, 86% of which voted for it. Not surprisingly, 86% of gays voted against the measure. Twice as many in the religious right voted as gays.

The measure also enjoyed strong support from Hispanics, who approved it by 70% and from older voters. 70% of those over 60 voted for Proposition 22. This represents a significant generation gap, since voters under 30 rejected the measure. Just 40% of those under 30 voted in favor of the proposition. The generation gap may mean that the same sex marriage issue will face challenges in the future, as the voting population ages, that are much more difficult to defeat.


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