Getting Your Vote

August 10, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Same sex marriage supporters are hitting the streets to change minds in Fresno. They're setting up information booths outside stores.An exclusive Action News poll, conducted by SurveyUSA, showed that 65% of central valley residents oppose gay marriage. But supporters are trying to convince people to vote against Prop 8 in November.

The ballot measure would put an end to the gay marriages the State Supreme Court legalized in June. Eight years ago, 61% of California voters upheld the definition of marriage as between a man and a woman.

Prop 8 opponents say the tide is turning now, but supporters say they disagree, and they don't appreciate hearing the message on a Sunday.

Jason Scott, Opposes Prop 8, says "I think a lot of people's attitudes have changed on the subject since 2000 and I think a lot more people are in support of same sex marriage than there were in 2000, so I think this is actually coming along with the times."

John Klassen, Supports Prop 8, says "I believe that's not the way God set it up. It should be between a man and a woman; if you have a man and a man, why not a man and a horse, or a woman and a house?"

Same sex marriage supporters plan to be outside valley stores every Saturday and Sunday until the election.


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