Prop. 8 foes concede defeat
When The Times' called Prop. 8 Wednesday morning, some opponents said it was still too close to call. But now, the anti-8 forces say they lost. From Associated Press:
Gay-rights leaders are conceding that California’s same-sex marriage ban has passed. News outlets, including the Associated Press, had projected early Wednesday passage of Proposition 8, but because there were still ballots being counted, gay-marriage supporters said they weren’t ready to concede. But on Thursday, opponents of Proposition 8 said they didn't think there were enough outstanding votes on their side to defeat the measure. The latest tally from the secretary of State shows the initiative winning with 52% of the vote.
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