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Californians now favor gay marriage 59-34 percent

From The Miami Herald's sister paper in California, The Sacramento Bee:

By Dan Smith and Torey Van Oot, smith@sacbee.com

poll graphicA new poll shows gay marriage has arrived in California – in public opinion if not in state lawbooks.

Golden State registered voters now favor same-sex unions by 59 percent to 34 percent, a 25-point gap that is the largest margin of support for the issue in the three-plus decades the Field Poll has been asking the question.

The new Field survey shows support has leapt markedly in the three and a half years since California voters approved Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage, 52.3 percent to 47.7 percent.

The poll showed increases in support virtually across the board – among voters under 64, non-white voters, Catholics, Republicans and nonpartisans.

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Stevie Wonder sings "I like to see people fall in love". Psychologists call this sympathetic joy, it is when we take delight in the happiness of another instead of begrudging it. I do not believe that happiness is a limited resource, that the more someone else has, the less there is for me. I do not believe that heterosexuals have a monopoly on love and commitment. If Ellen Degeneres is happy in her marriage then I am happy for her too.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has written strong words on this, from his latest book -
"To discriminate against our sisters and brothers who are lesbian or gay on grounds of their sexual orientation for me is as totally unacceptable and unjust as apartheid ever was." (page 55)

Well, maybe they should let the people vote on Gay Marriage instead of having the Supreme Court decide...Oh wait a minute, they tried that, and it lost........

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