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Some areas of S.F. voted to ban same-sex marriage
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/14/8 | Heather Knight

Posted on 11/14/2008 7:56:33 AM PST by SmithL

For all the talk of San Francisco values, a Chronicle analysis of how the city voted on the state's same-sex marriage ban shows a city geographically divided on the issue - and voting trends that turn San Francisco's typical political spectrum on its head.

One in 4 San Franciscans voted in favor of Proposition 8, far fewer than the 52 percent who voted to ban same-sex marriage statewide. But a closer look shows race, age and education influenced voters more than anything else - even among those living in one of the world's most gay-friendly cities.

Voters in 54 of San Francisco's 580 precincts supported the ban, with a high of 65 percent of voters favoring it in parts of Chinatown and downtown. More than half of voters in large swaths of Bayview-Hunters Point, Visitacion Valley, the Excelsior and areas around Lake Merced also voted to ban same-sex marriage.

Neighborhoods including the Marina, Laurel Heights and Mission Bay - which almost always vote more conservatively than neighborhoods such as Bayview and Chinatown - voted overwhelmingly against Prop. 8.

"With the racial and religious overprint that we're seeing, the standard San Francisco politics get thrown out the window on this one," said political consultant David Latterman, who further crunched the precinct-by-precinct voting results that The Chronicle obtained this week from the Department of Elections.

"This issue is very separate from what we usually think of as liberal and conservative," he said.

The trends

Latterman said the issue played out in San Francisco the same way it plays out everywhere else: Race, age and education were big influences in one's vote on Prop. 8. Latterman did not factor in religion, but exit polls throughout California showed a strong church affiliation correlated with a vote in favor of the ban among all racial groups.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: ca2008; gayvote; homosexualagenda; prop8; sanfranciscovalues; sf; sodomandgomorrah

1 posted on 11/14/2008 7:56:33 AM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL

I hear the people who are attracted to animals - and “remember those feelings even when they were children” also want to get married to their pets.

They resent that other people can marry the one’s they love and put them on their job’s group health insurance, but people in love with their goats can’t do that. It’s NOT fair.

It’s a civil rights issue.

Why can’t goat lovers have the same benefits as other’s in love?

If Martin Luther King fought to overcome hatred then people should overcome hatred about people who want to marry their goat. It’s the same, right?


2 posted on 11/14/2008 7:57:19 AM PST by GOPJ (Election Day... liberals who had spent years praising McCain all voted for Obama - Coulter)
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To: SmithL
with a high of 65 percent of voters favoring it in parts of Chinatown and downtown.

I guess the Mormons are easier targets than the downtown and Chinatown crowds.

3 posted on 11/14/2008 7:58:58 AM PST by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: SmithL

You’d think the “Majority ‘No’ Precincts” would be colored pinkest.

But then, libtard states are colored blue, not red. Go figure.


4 posted on 11/14/2008 7:59:12 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: GOPJ

Those dark pink precincts on Market Street are interesting. That’s the financial district - the only people who live there live in million-dollar condos - unless of course, the homeless vote there, since there’s so many of them around.


5 posted on 11/14/2008 8:00:56 AM PST by Right Cal Gal (Abraham Lincoln would have let Berkeley leave the Union without a fight)
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To: GOPJ
If Martin Luther King fought to overcome hatred then people should overcome hatred about people who want to marry their goat. It’s the same, right?

Actually, no. The goat can't wear a wedding ring.

See? I fixed it for you. :-)

6 posted on 11/14/2008 8:04:02 AM PST by Carry_Okie (If Barack Obama is Vladamir Lenin, Bill Ayers is Leon Trotsky.)
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To: GOPJ

Those dark pink precincts on Market Street are interesting. That’s the financial district - the only people who live there live in million-dollar condos - unless of course, the homeless vote there, since there’s so many of them around.


7 posted on 11/14/2008 8:04:14 AM PST by Right Cal Gal (Abraham Lincoln would have let Berkeley leave the Union without a fight)
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To: SmithL

Unsure about the Soma vote, but Chinatown (heavy traditional Oriental region) and Visitacion Valley (heavy traditional Hispanic region) voting as they did make perfect sense to anyone but your “Blame America First” gang who see racism and bigotry under every rock.

Nah, it must be the Mormons and other right-wing religious Xtremists who voted unilaterally against “them homos”.


8 posted on 11/14/2008 8:08:58 AM PST by ssaftler (Imagine January 20, 2013)
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To: SmithL

Now you know what parts of the place to stay out of, should you be crazy enough to go there at all.


9 posted on 11/14/2008 8:10:14 AM PST by org.whodat (Conservatives don't vote for Bailouts! Republicans do!)
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To: Carry_Okie

What’s wrong with the tail???? LOL


10 posted on 11/14/2008 8:11:20 AM PST by org.whodat (Conservatives don't vote for Bailouts! Republicans do!)
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To: SmithL


Red, Orange and Brown areas indicate apocalyptic "safe zones."
11 posted on 11/14/2008 8:11:42 AM PST by farmer18th (George Will: Conservative, as long as the Newsweek People Don't make Fun of Me.)
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To: Right Cal Gal

That would be the A.C.O.R.N. vote!


12 posted on 11/14/2008 8:11:46 AM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: GOPJ
I hear the people who are attracted to animals - and “remember those feelings even when they were children” also want to get married to their pets.

And, studies are coming proving they were born that way!

13 posted on 11/14/2008 8:15:40 AM PST by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: SmithL

Now they know which precincts to go after.


14 posted on 11/14/2008 8:21:40 AM PST by notpoliticallycorewrecked (According to the MSM, I'm a fringe sitting, pajama wearing, Freeper)
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To: GOPJ

zoophilia is not the next great frontier for the left.

Pedophilia is.

They’re after your kids.


15 posted on 11/14/2008 8:23:59 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, and Thuggery)
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To: SmithL

Those religious Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians will form the core of the new Republican Party once they understand the Rats are not really their friends.


16 posted on 11/14/2008 8:24:45 AM PST by BigBobber
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To: GOPJ

How did it play in Compton(Oakland)?


17 posted on 11/14/2008 8:27:10 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: SmithL
Chinatown 65% YES. Oh, that the No on 8 protesters would take their show into Chinatown. The video would be worth seeing.

Everyone would be kung fu fighting...

18 posted on 11/14/2008 8:28:13 AM PST by Plutarch
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To: SmithL
You've got to read this comment from the San Francisco Chronicle website.
Why is the zoo orange on the map? Did the monkeys, zebras, and elephants vote against gay marriage?

19 posted on 11/14/2008 8:35:30 AM PST by Paleo Conservative (Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less.)
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To: BigBobber
Those religious Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians will form the core of the new Republican Party once they understand the Rats are not really their friends.

Liberal Republicans are always lecturing us about the need to "broaden the base" of the GOP. However, Proposition Eight shows that it may be possible for the Republicans to broaden its base among previously Democratic constituencies without sacrificing conservative values.

20 posted on 11/14/2008 8:41:00 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Paleo Conservative
Why is the zoo orange on the map?

That zoo must have a lot of elephants.

21 posted on 11/14/2008 8:42:47 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill
That zoo must have a lot of elephants.

But how did the RINOs vote?

22 posted on 11/14/2008 8:47:18 AM PST by Paleo Conservative (Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less.)
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To: SmithL

Discord in Faggot City. Who would have “thunk it?”


23 posted on 11/14/2008 8:47:20 AM PST by verity ("Lord, what fools we mortals be!")
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To: SmithL

The way Prop 8 opponents have acted toward churches that supported it, those ‘hoods could see some trouble in the coming days.


24 posted on 11/14/2008 8:58:03 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

BUMP!


25 posted on 11/14/2008 9:15:34 AM PST by Publius6961 (Change is not a plan; Hope is not a strategy.)
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To: SmithL

I guess this means the article writer wants gays to harass people in those parts of the city.


26 posted on 11/14/2008 9:31:44 AM PST by dr_who
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To: dr_who

I have a sneaky feeling the anti-8 bullies will stick to harassing Chinatown and stay out of Hunter’s Point.


27 posted on 11/14/2008 9:51:32 AM PST by informavoracious (It's after midnight, I'm FReepwalking...)
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To: farmer18th

Maybe there are some righteous people in SF after all.


28 posted on 11/14/2008 11:00:41 AM PST by ChocChipCookie (Homeschool like your kids' lives depend on it.)
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To: dr_who

A little arson here, a little arson there, it’s okay, it’s for a good cause...


29 posted on 11/14/2008 12:51:31 PM PST by TheDon
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To: Fiji Hill
I registered numerous people that were Dems over to the Republican side during the election. It was breathtaking to hear them talk. They had discovered that the Dems no longer spoke for them.
30 posted on 11/14/2008 4:16:21 PM PST by notpoliticallycorewrecked (According to the MSM, I'm a fringe sitting, pajama wearing, Freeper)
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