Gay marriage is resoundingly rejected in 11 states

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    http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/1103elect-usprops03.html

    In a resounding, coast-to-coast rejection of gay marriage, voters in 11 states approved constitutional amendments Tuesday limiting marriage to one man and one woman.

    The amendments won, often by huge margins, in Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Utah and Oregon - the one state where gay-rights activists hoped to prevail. The bans won by a 3-to-1 ratio in Kentucky and Georgia, 3-to-2 in Ohio, and 6-to-1 in Mississippi.

    "This issue does not deeply divide America," said conservative activist Gary Bauer. "The country overwhelmingly rejects same-sex marriage, and our hope is that both politicians and activist judges will read these results and take them to heart."
     
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    Cant imagine what would have happened if Ohio didnt have one of those initiatives on the ballots.
     
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    Good, I don't like seeing a groom and groom at the alter.
     
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    You think it was the "religious vote" that tipped the election?
     
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    Not everyone in favour of banning homo-marriage is religious. Search thru the board and you'll see a TON of purely-biological and social reasons for such bans.
     
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    From what i understand alot of the registered voters in Ohio were registered by church groups to oppose the gay marriage ban. willing to bet alot of them voted for Bush as well.
     
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    That's what I heard too. Also heard that it was a deliberate ploy by the Republicans to drum out the church vote in Ohio to oppose gay marriage, etc. Obviously a successful strategy.
     
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    opposition to gay marriage was one of the strongest reasons bush won reelection so resoundly over kerry
     
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    I agree. However, it was probably easier to target church groups and get larger numbers to vote.
     
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    I heard that. That's instructive. A war on terror, the economy, blah blah blah. Two fruit-loops demanding "equal treatment" is what gets people's attention, and good on it. What traditional Americans sense --- correctly --- is that gay marriage has nothing to do with "diversity" or "tolerance" or "equal rights." It's about yelling a big "Fuck You!" at traditionalism. Yesterday, it was our people telling them to fuck off. With a lot more class, I might add.
     

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