In the News: Voters in Several States Approve Bans on Gay Marriage

California voters Tuesday approved Proposition 8, a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in the state. California's secretary of state late released semi-official results showing the amendment passed 52.5 percent to 47.5 percent. Similar bans were also passed by voters in Arizona and Florida, while Arkansas voters passed a measure that bans gay partners from adopting children. Gay-rights backers have already filed three lawsuits to challenge the measure in California, and many legal analysts expect the issue will have to be ruled on by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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