California Passes Massachusetts in Number of Same-Sex Marriages
The L.A. Times reports:
"More gay couples were married in California in the first three months that same-sex marriages were legal than were married in the first four years it was legal in Massachusetts, according to a new study. The data, released Monday by UCLA's Williams Institute, found that an estimated 11,000 same-sex couples were married in California from June 17, when the California Supreme Court began allowing the weddings, to Sept. 17. As of spring, 10,385 same-sex couples had wed in Massachusetts since the state legalized such unions in May 2004, according to a study by the institute released in July."
Visit the NoOnProp8 site here or use the link at the bottom of our site. Also here's another site, Stop Prop 8, in which same-sex couples talk about what their marriages mean to them. Here's one example:
The L.A. Times adds: "In a report filed with the secretary of state's office, the No-on-8 campaign disclosed it had raised $15.75 million by the end of last month, including $1.36 million from donors giving less than $1,000. The no-campaign has spent $14.7 million this year, including $10.4 million on television advertising. Among the major donors to No-on-8 were several wealthy gay rights advocates; in addition, the Service Employees International Union has given $500,000 and the California Teachers Assn. $250,000. The Yes-on-8 campaign had not filed its disclosure by late Monday."
Those on both sides of the issue are treading lightly to court independent voters, the SF Chronicle reported yesterday: "The question of same-sex marriage splits Californians, forcing both campaigns to tiptoe through a political minefield in an attempt to avoid angering the swing voters each side needs to win Nov. 4."
CBS reports that some supporters of Prop 8 think Obama will unintentionally push them over the top by bringing African-American voters out. Watch their report, AFTER THE JUMP...