Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Black support for Prop. 8 called exaggeration

"The study debunks the myth that African Americans overwhelmingly and disproportionately supported Proposition 8"
San Francisco Chronicle reports:
Reports of overwhelming African American support for Proposition 8's ban on same-sex marriage were exaggerated in exit polls, a new look at the November election results has found. "Party identification, age, religiosity and political view had much bigger effects than race, gender or having gay and lesbian family and friends," said Patrick Egan of New York University, who wrote the report with Kenneth Sherrill of Hunter College of New York for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. READ MORE