Wednesday, November 05, 2008

States on Marriage

William Duncan at
Voters in California, Arizona and Florida approved constitutional amendments defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman yesterday. This is great news for marriage.

The California victory is especially important since it reversed the California Supreme Court’s redefinition of marriage in May of this year. The Florida victory is significant because the amendment there needed sixty percent approval to be enacted. The Arizona victory reversed the very narrow defeat of a slightly more complicated marriage amendment in 2006.

The margins of approval were:

Arizona (Prop 102): YES 56% to 44%
California (Prop 8): YES 52% to 48%
Florida (Amdt 2): YES 62% to 38%