Posted by Bossip Staff
The gays are riding on Black people in California because over 70% of us voted against gay marriage on Tuesday which helped Proposition 8 pass:
“I’m disappointed in the Californians who voted for this,” said F. Damion Barela, 43, who married his husband nearly five months ago. He said he was particularly disappointed with some minority communities that voted overwhelmingly for the ban. African-Americans, for example, supported it by about 70 percent.
“To them I say, ‘Shame on you because you should know what this feels like,’” he said.
A lot of Obama/Yes-on-8 voters? The Associated Press exit polls show that African Americans and Latinos backed Proposition 8 in good numbers. Details here from AP:
California’s black and Latino voters, who turned out in droves for Barack Obama, also provided key support in favor of the state’s same-sex marriage ban. Seven in 10 black voters backed a successful ballot measure to overturn the California Supreme Court’s May decision allowing same-sex marriage, according to exit polls for The Associated Press.