Three, yes three, seperate people wrote me in response to this morning’s post on the generation gap in voting on prop. 107 back in 2006. That was the last attempt to outlaw gay marriage (actually, it would have had hardly any effect on the already illegal instituition of gay marriage, but would have had a huge effect on unmarried straight couples.)
The folks that wrote me directed to this post on the gay political blog Box Turtle Bulletin, wherein the author actually checked out the results in District 30, represented by Senator Tim Bee and Reps. Marian McClure and Jonathan Paton. What he found was that the so-called Protect Marriage Arizona amendment was actually defeated 52.5% to 47.5% in what is the most conservative district in Southern Arizona (the fact that it was beaten there, in the most conservative precincts of Congressional District 8 may have something to do with Bee quieting his buzzing about it).
So, it can’t be said enough: why are these three still signed on with the current gay marriage bill?