Ban on Gay Marriage, Abortion Parental Notification Both Winning in California

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With 14% of precincts reporting, Prop 8, which would amend California’s constitution to eliminate equal marriage rights is leading 55% to 45%. Still too soon to call, but it’s not looking good.

On a similar note, California’s initiative that would mandate parental notification for minors who want an abortion is also leading with 13% reporting, 51% to 49%.

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