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did muslims vote for proposition 8?

posted by Aziz Poonawalla

In response to this angry blogger’s accusation that muslims voted in favor of California’s Proposition 8 (which outlawed gay marriage), I’ve put up a post at Progressive Revival, Beliefnet’s group politics blog, which asks where the evidence is. It should be noted that Mormons were instrumental in the bill’s defeat, but muslims are not as centrally organized as Mormons are, so I think that even if there were a general muslim conservative antipathy towards homosexual marriage, it wouldn’t have made as much of an impact as the Mormons’ systematic campaign. As my post at PR blog notes, the issue was more a generational one (for Blacks and Latinos, anyway). Without any exit polling about Prop 8 that addressed voters’ religion, however, it’s impossible to say for sure one way or another. 



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