Social and religious conservatives on Wednesday praised the passage of a ban on same-sex marriage in California, Florida and Arizona, reports the New York Times. Exit polls in the Golden State showed seven in ten Black voters and more than half of Latino voters backed the ballot initiative, according to the Associated Press. California’s Proposition 8 overturned a state Supreme Court decision in May legalizing gay nuptials and rewrote the constitution’s definition of marriage, the AP reports. President-elect Barack Obama has said he does not approve of gay marriage but supports civil unions.
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