54% Against Calif. Gay-Marriage Ban

State divided on homosexuals' right to wed, but measure to outlaw it trails
By Jim O'Neill,  Newser User
Posted Aug 28, 2008 12:00 PM CDT
A Los Angeles Times poll finds 54% of Californians oppose a ballot measure that would ban gay marriage, to 40% supporting it. The state is divided on gays' right to wed, with 47% for, 47% against.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Though California voters are evenly divided over whether gay couples should be allowed to wed, more than half believe it shouldn’t be barred by law, a Los Angeles Times poll finds. Some 54% of likely voters oppose a November ballot measure that would define marriage as only between a man and a woman; 40% support Proposition 8.