Marriage on the Ballot

There's a new poll from South Dakota, ground central for the Christianist attempt to criminalize all abortion. It's another state constitutional amendment that would not just ban civil marriage rights for gay couples, but also domestic partnerships and civil unions, and any legal rights for gay couples. And the news is: it's too close to call. In South Dakota. The extremism of the anti-gay measures is beginning to sink in with fair-minded people, who may balk at marriage but don't want to see gay couples stripped of all legal rights. But that's what most of these amendments do - and were designed to do. People may be finally waking up. Let's hope it's not too late in Virginia either.