Calif. Ban on Gay Marriage Losing Steam

Prop. 8 proponents fall off after change in language explicitly limits personal rights
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 18, 2008 2:15 PM CDT
Proposition 8 supporter Jeff Zaine, right, asks voter Dionisio Tonel, left, about his thoughts on gay marriage during a poll of voters.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – More Californians are opposing a gay-marriage ban there after language in the measure was made more explicit, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. A Field Poll showed a sharp increase in the majority who would vote no, from 51% in July to 55% today. A clause that would place a “limit on marriage” was changed to “eliminates the right of same-sex couples to marry.”