Same-sex marriage ban needs larger margin to win

09/08/08 Mitch E. Perry
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A new poll shows that Amendment 2, which would ban same-sex marriages in Florida, is falling short of the 60 percent approval threshold.

A new survey conducted by Quinnipiac University shows that voters do support the proposal, but only by a 55 to 41 percent margin.

All constitutional amendments that come from citizens initiatives much get 60 percent for approval in Florida. It previously was a simple majority, but state lawmakers changed that law as a means to make it harder to get in the constitution a few years ago.

Nadine Smith is with Floridians for All Families, which is now part of a greater coalition called Vote No on 2. She called today’s poll "great news."


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