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US Elections

November 8, 2006 permalink

In yesterday's elections in the US, voters in seven states, Tennessee, South Carolina, Idaho, Wisconsin, Virginia, Colorado and South Dakota approved measures outlawing same-sex marriage. In Arizona, a ban on same-sex marriage was defeated with 51% opposed, 49% in favor. The results in South Dakota and Arizona were close enough that counting of mailed ballots may affect the outcome. Colorado also approved a separate item banning civil unions.

In Texas, State Comptroller Carole Strayhorn ran for governor as an independent. For the last year she has been exposing the atrocious treatment of foster children by the state. The Republican Rick Perry was elected governor with 39% of the vote, the Democrat Chris Bell got 30% and Carole Strayhorn got 18%.