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Florida, Arizona Ban Gay Marriage


So, it’s official – gay marriage has been banned in Florida:

Florida voters have narrowly approved adding language to the state constitution that bans same-sex marriage.

The constitution will define marriage as only between a man and a woman. Florida already has a prohibition against gay marriage in state law, but supporters say the new definition was important to prevent court rulings allowing same-sex marriage like those in Massachusetts, California and Connecticut.

With 99 percent of the expected vote counted early Wednesday, the amendment had just over 62 percent support. It needed 60 percent to pass.

Meanwhile, in John McCain’s home state of Arizona, voters also decided to prohibit same-sex nuptials. Change may have come to America, but perhaps not for all of us. Shame…

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Nov 5, 2008
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  • 19 Comments
    • CHURCHILL-Y
      CHURCHILL-Y

      CHANGE!!!!!!!!!!!

      HOPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      YES WE CAN!!!!!!!!(UNLESS YOU’RE GAY)

      OBAMA’08

      Nov 5, 2008 at 9:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Andrew
      Andrew

      [removed]

      Nov 5, 2008 at 9:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rock
      Rock

      Hey Andrew, there’s no excuse for racism.

      California banned gay marriage too.

      Let’s face it. Gays and lesbians are second-class citizens.

      Nov 5, 2008 at 9:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MEN-SAR
      MEN-SAR

      this is what happens when you let apes vote…

      Nov 5, 2008 at 9:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BillyBob Thornton
      BillyBob Thornton

      This is a sad sad day for Equal Rights for all…….proves that hate IS contagious.

      Nov 5, 2008 at 9:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ted
      Ted

      Cancel the wedding invitations and order from Popeye’s to celebrate our boy over fried chicken.

      Nov 5, 2008 at 10:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Blame
      Blame

      Andrew Sullivan
      Jody Foster
      Rachel Maddow
      Anderson Cooper

      Fags with leverage who said nothing supporting 8 and either went crazy attacking Palin, stayed closeted and sucked Obama while we got screwed!

      You too queerty! You wrote more in the last 24 hours about 8 than you did the entire campaign. Back to lame “morning goods” and dated YouTube videos of by-gone musical groups.

      Nov 5, 2008 at 10:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Flex
      Flex

      Take your revenge out on christians! They’re directly responsible for this disgusting bullshit!!

      Nov 5, 2008 at 10:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rock
      Rock

      I want James Dobson’s head on a plate!

      Fuck you Focus on the Family!

      Nov 5, 2008 at 11:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Paul Raposo
      Paul Raposo

      Hicks, rednecks and trash. Every self respecting queer should move away from that hole today.

      Rock, don’t hate Dobson, take a page from his play book and pray for a catastrophe of Bilical proportions to wash Florida away.

      Nov 5, 2008 at 11:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chuck
      Chuck

      Now that we have a black man as president, it’s official. Gay Rights is the only discrimination battle left to fight. Last nights results need to make us redouble our efforts and continue our Movement. Now that blacks have broken the last barrier, the focus for civil rights and equality needs to be shifted to our cause. Keep at in ladies and gentlemen. It is now our turn.

      Yes, we have a long way to go. But I have a dream of one day seeing a gay man in the White House. Just not Charlie Crist.

      Nov 5, 2008 at 12:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • afrolito
      afrolito

      Another racist day on queerty….just WOW!

      Nov 5, 2008 at 12:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CHURCHILL-Y
      CHURCHILL-Y

      RACISM * HOPE ’08 * RACISM * HOPE ’08 * RACISM

      “African Americans voted for Barack Obama, but they also voted to support Proposition 8, 70 percent to 30 percent.”

      “Another racist day on queerty….”

      SCREW THE GAYS!

      YES WE CAN !!!!

      OBAMA ’08

      Nov 5, 2008 at 12:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Eminent Victorian
      Eminent Victorian

      Wow, these comments are all over the map.

      It’s hard for many of my heterosexual friends to understand why I’m not in some Obama-induced euphoria right now. Obama doesn’t think I should have the same rights that he has, and, for me, that is a big deal. Yes, I voted for him, but I did so because he was the only logical choice given the glaring (and more numerous) deficits of the other choices. Still, seeing how California, Florida, and Arizona voted about marriage rights . . . seeing that California actually voted to TAKE AWAY marriage rights . . . I can’t help but feel kind of sick to my stomach. It occurs to me to wear a shirt or a badge that says “2nd Class Citizen” every day. I’m glad that Obama won, generally speaking, but these other votes about marriage rights, make me incredibly sad and frustrated (so, too, the silence on the subject of so many gay media personalities). Some days I wonder why LGBT folks aren’t rioting in the streets.

      Nov 5, 2008 at 1:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jason
      Jason

      Face it. Gays are second class citizens and that’s the way America wants it.

      All of the talk of unity and quality during Obama’s speech last night had a massive, California-sized asterisk attached.

      Nov 5, 2008 at 1:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gray hunt
      gray hunt

      Get the message guys ? 100% against G/M in every vote ever taken in any state.

      Nov 5, 2008 at 2:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sandra
      sandra

      all of u sound real dumb right now. i love gay ppl in fact i vote no on it..to sit here and say black ppl are the reason for why it was banned is b.s. there are other races hello besides us… and wtf anyway there are blcak gyas… so really where do u get this from. i think that if more gay ppl came out to vote u guys would have won… so dont blame one race for sumin all of u had part in.. if more gay ppl get off there ass and stop caring or being scared of wat ppl have to say and came out and voted you woud of had a chance. i know there are way more gay pp then 45.% or even bi ppl so put yo own slack up and stop blaming black ppl u ass holes.. obama bitches lolz. pick yo self up and try again.!

      Nov 6, 2008 at 12:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bill Germaine
      Bill Germaine

      Well, I’m used to taking it up the @ss. What’s new.

      Nov 11, 2008 at 12:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kenzie peterson
      kenzie peterson

      It starts out banned on gay marriage and than it goes for gay right. Is their a rights to this we still got to fight. If there is a gay rights, than we haven’t earnd it yet, if we did than there wouldn’t be a vote on marriage. It totaly sux!
      And it has been ban here in arizona every thing in america is B.S.

      Nov 12, 2008 at 11:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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