Anti-Gay Measures Victorious Nationwide

While California’s Prop 8 may be the most crushing blow to gay rights if it holds, it’s certainly not the movement’s only setback. An initiative that will bar gay couples from adopting passed in Arkansas, a gay marriage ban passed in Florida (bigtime, 62%-38%), and a “marriage amendment” passed in Arizona.

While “change has come to America” in some huge ways, equality was not a hands-down winner yesterday.


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