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Politics in California Begin to Make Sense As Support For Prop 8 Plummets

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Good news for Californians opposed to enshrining bigotry into our constitution - a recent statewide poll published by the Public Policy Institute of California shows that support for the Prop 8, has declined significantly. According to their results, "Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, is losing (52% to 44%) among likely voters."

This comes as a huge relief after a month of hearing that California was dangerously teetering back into Dixie style legislated hatred after several months of sanity, though it only goes to show how quickly these things can change. CONSTANT VIGILANCE, in other words. Slightly less happy news is that support for Prop 4 (forcing teenage girls to notify their parents if they want to have an abortion) is just barely below majority status, which means the bad guys might be able to sneak in a victory for funduhmentalism. The entire report, which also contains polling data about the other ballot initiatives Californians get to choose from, as well as our apparently terrified state of mind, can be read here.