Originally Posted by tristanrobin
you're so so right
I read that over half of the voters in CA were black or Latino
and that the "no" votes were mostly white voters
I guess when you've been the underdog for so long (the blacks and the Latinos), you need to be able to put somebody else down so that you can feel better about yourself.
this whole popularity contest is odious
I thought this was an interesting perspective, particularly on Hispanics and I did want to address it. In my experience, Hispanics are raised to thinking that being gay is a sin, immoral, etc. etc. While American Hispanics are usually forward thinking in terms of "live and let live", they draw the line at what they feel is the 'gay agenda' being pressed on them - in this instance through gay marriage. It is wrong and predjudiced, but not at all unexpected if you consider that gay men in Hispanic countries are still 'in the closet' - they are not prosecuted legally, but are persecuted socially.