Did Blacks Push CA Prop 8 Over the Top?

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  1. stevento macrumors 6502

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    http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2008/11/did-blacks-tank.html

    This say since blacks oppose gay marriage and civil unions, Barack Obama's candidacy increased black turnout which put Prop 8 over the top. Prop 8 won with 52%. and black voted for it 70-30.

    But I'm black and me and my brother both cant find any reason why Prop 8 makes any sense and I voted against it. I cast a provisional ballot, so it probably hasn't been looked at yet.
    Discuss.
    What do you guys think about Prop 8 (which has re-enacted a 2000 ban on gay marriage in CA that was thrown out by a judge this past May)?
     
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    What else would you call a group of black people? I have no problem with the term 'whites', why would there be a problem with a black man calling people blacks?
     
  4. Queso macrumors G4

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    I think you answered your own question there. People of all races voted either for or against Prop 8.
     
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    Stevento,

    There have already been a couple threads discussing Prop 8 (and it's companion pieces in other States) - and this specific issue has been raised in them (iirc).

    That said, your phrasing has all the subtlety of a sledgehammer. I'm not sure I see this thread ending well...

    Regardless of the reasons behind the passage of Prop 8 - the real issue will be how these propositions relate to the 14th Amendment. Which I am sure we will see soon enough...
     
  6. jplan2008 macrumors regular

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    From Nate Silver:

    http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2008/11/prop-8-myths.html

     
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    This topic for a thread got closed.

    How can African Americans be so anti-Gay rights?
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=596169

    I'm black and I see NO problem with Prop 8. Whoopee-doo. If you want to educate yourself on the merits of prop 8, you shouldn't simply create another thread on it, just so you can learn opinions that have already been expressed throughout the Prop 8 threads. Just read those threads!

    One of the cornerstones of the black community is the CHURCH. The church disseminates opinion on gay marriage openly and its rejection has been a staple tenet in these communities. Due to young men being claimed by AIDs and violence, minority church communities have become very susceptible to scapegoating. Even for those not attending the church, its edicts are fairly viral in reach. It's not rocket science.
    http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5gv6xUtfb1UX4LOtBvdFyaampVu7w

    ~ CB
     
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    Blacks can be just as gay as whites, yellows, pinks, purples, greens, and even magentas.
     
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    Sorry... having just done this several times in other threads, I don't think we need another one, so in line with the decisions to close the previous threads, I'm going to do this one in too.
     
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