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Gay marriage will eventually be accepted

Posted: November 18, 2008 8:33 p.m.
Updated: November 19, 2008 4:55 a.m.
 
Even though Proposition 8 may have won out at the polls, long-term trends all point in a positive direction for the eventual acceptance of gay marriage in California.

In a mere eight years (since the passage of Proposition 22 in 2000), the pro-gay-marriage forces have been able to shrink a 23-point advantage against equality in marriage to a mere five-point advantage now.

Even more important, while older voters went heavily for Proposition 8, the youth in our state cast their votes overwhelmingly against it. Clearly, future generations will have much to say on this issue.

I sense a sea change on this issue even in "conservative" Santa Clarita.

On the Sunday before the election, an anti-8 rally was held at the corner of McBean Parkway and Valencia Boulevard. Upwards of 300 people attended the rally.

But far more impressive than the number of people who showed up for the event was the amazing response we received from the many motorists who passed through the intersection, honking, waving and cheering their support for equality and fairness.

I would like to thank all those people who joined us in the rally, taking time out of their busy lives to stand up for equality and justice for all.

And I would especially like to thank the countless motorists of all ages and stripes who encouraged us with their honking, thumbs-up signs and shouts of support.

Those who would enshrine prejudice in our Constitution may have won the battle, but rest assured, those fighting for justice will win the war.

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