October 28, 2004

BANNS BANS BIG:

Marriage amendments all expected to pass (Cheryl Wetzstein, 10/28/04, THE WASHINGTON TIMES)

State constitutional amendments defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman are likely to pass in all 11 states where they are on the Nov. 2 ballot, making the amendment a factor in the presidential race in three battleground states — Michigan, Ohio and Oregon. [...]

Recent polls indicate that the 11 amendments are likely to pass, with support ranging from 52 percent in North Dakota to 77 percent in Arkansas.


What can you expect from the Flicker Tail State?

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 28, 2004 4:36 PM
Comments

Only on this blog would I expect to find the word 'banns'. I know rectors who don't know what it means.

Posted by: jim hamlen at October 28, 2004 4:48 PM

Only supported by 52% in North Dakota? That's pretty squirelly.

Posted by: Fred Jacobsen (San Fran) at October 28, 2004 9:28 PM

This article would tell us more if it were to describe the amendments in question. I have a great deal of trouble seeing North Dakota as being less religiously conservative than Oregon, as I remember reading that North Dakota has no abortion clinics, not by law, but because there's no call for them.

Posted by: Bart at October 29, 2004 6:37 AM

I'm trying to figure out that 52% myself, and the only thing I can figure is that people don't want to be seen as being "mean," and the anti-amendment forces here have done a good job of portraying it as being a "mean-spirited" amendment.

Posted by: Roy Jacobsen at October 29, 2004 9:51 AM
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