Communities Gather, Await Fate of Prop 8
The current official count on Proposition 8, California’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, is 5,376,424 in favor and 4,870,010 opposed. With a separation of just over 500,000, the No On 8 organization is stressing patience as some 3 million provisional and absentee votes are counted.
As No On 8 further explained, “given that fundamental rights are at stake, we must wait to hear from the Secretary of State tomorrow how many votes are yet to be counted as well as where they are from.”
In the meantime, gays, lesbians and all anxious and frustrated Californians tried to find ways to deal with the uncertainty. Across the state, from Bakersfield to Sacramento, from Santa Rosa to San Diego, community gatherings were held tonight.
(Images of the San Diego Rally courtesy of Getty)