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    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tm...&e=10&u=/ap/20040804/ap_on_re_us/gay_marriage

    Missouri Voters Approve Gay Marriage Ban

    With nearly all precincts reporting, the amendment had garnered 71 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results for Tuesday's vote. It was the first such vote since the historic ruling in Massachusetts last year that legalized same-sex weddings there.


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    Louisiana residents are to vote on a marriage amendment Sept. 18. Then Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Montana, Oklahoma, Oregon and Utah are to vote on the issue Nov. 2. Initiatives are pending in Michigan, North Dakota and Ohio.
    Four states — Alaska, Hawaii, Nebraska and Nevada — already have similar amendments in their constitutions.
     
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    Yep, sounds about right.

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    THE STATE OF MISSOURI KICKS ASS! I think Acludem or some other lib is from there, god bless you guys!

    Hey Matts this is about right, this is about the margin of victory you are likely to see against queer marriage from state to state.
     
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    I remember the last two, big Arkansas issues. The first one was some people who claimed it would be good for the state to re-introduce organized gambling (all forms of organized gambling except the horse track and the dog track have been illegal in Arkansas since the 1950s, when Governor Rockafeller kicked the Casinos out of Hot Springs to get rid of the mob). They proposed a few casinos and a state lottery, with state revenues going towards things like education. It was voted down pretty severely. The second was that the elderly wanted to eliminate property tax and hand education over to the state with an increased sales tax to pay for it. Not only was it slammed, it was later found out that many of the petition signatures were forged names of dead people. I think I know where Arkansas stands on gay marriage.
     
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    It's pretty clear that the majority of states are opposed to gay marriage. New England could be the only possible exception. Hell, I doubt California could pass a gay marriage law.
     
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    The article did not mention the amount of voter turnout for this kind of ballet iniative. I had heard it was the highest turnout in 25 years for the state for this type of vote. And the fact that 71 percent, an overwhelming number, went for banning gay marriage that indicates a driving issue for voter concern. If similiar state consitutional iniatives are on ballets come this November it will be a boost for Bush considering most of the voters for this type of issue would also support Bush's ideology.

    In a close election the issue of gay marriage could be a damaging factor for the dems.
     
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    I just want to point out that New England is not a state. There are actually six states in New England. I am from one of them and I hate being lumped in with the Massacheussetts folks!
     
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    Sorry CSM... of course you are right. Being from Texas, sometimes I just see that region as homogenous sometimes!
     
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    I think this is how it should be. A state by state decision. This I like. ;)
     
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    California already passed a gay marriage ban, and that's why Gavin Newsom's marriages were so scandelous.
     

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