Homo Gay Marriage Victory in Utah!
posted by May 29 at 20:15 PMon
A TV station in Utah put a poll up on its website today: “Should gay marriages be legalized in Utah?” KUTV News asked its viewers/readers. When the first returns came in this afternoon voters in Utah seemed to be rejecting gay marriage by a wide margin: 65% to 35%. But as we’ve seen again and again this campaign season, Wolf, early returns are unreliable. And while results are are still pouring in the Stranger Situation Room is now projecting that—what do you know?—Utah is for gay marriage. Yes, Utah appears to be safely in the pro-gay-marriage camp.
UPDATE: Well, Wolf, late returns continue to break for gay marriage on this historic night in the great state—or perhaps I should say, “gay state”—of Utah. As of 8:56 PM Pacific Standard Time, it’s 58.7% for legalizing gay marriage here in the Beehive State and 41.3% opposed. We may see the “no” vote drop below 40% by the end the night, which would be a real humiliation for the anti-gay marriage side, which felt, going into tonight’s vote, that it had Utah locked up. Again, Wolf, a historic night here in Utah. Back to you.
UPDATE 2: Well, Wolf, it’s 9:10 PM and in under an hour we’ve seen the pro-gay-marriage vote pick up 1.2 points. Let’s go to the board…
It seems that it’s all over but the shouting now, Wolf, although political junkies will stay glued to their screens, anxious to see if Utah will back gay marriage by a 60-40 margin.
UPDATE 3: Well, Wolf, there’s no mistaking the will of the people of Utah tonight. At roughly 9:30 PM, PST, the pro-gay-marriage vote broke 60%.
Clearly the people of Utah want gay marriage, Wolf, and they want it in the worst possible way. They ache for it. The real question now, Wolf, is this: In the wake of FLDS scandal and the release of incriminating photos of FLDS leader Warren Jeffs making out with underage girls, do the people of Utah believe that straight marriage should be legal? Perhaps we’ll have a poll on that tomorrow. Back to you, Wolf.
UPDATE 4: I’m sorry, Wolf, but I have to break in one last time. The vote down here in Utah is now officially a landslide for gay marriage. Opponents of marriage equality have suffered a rout, crushed. We’re talking Reagan ‘84 numbers down here, or LBJ ‘64, or. As of 11:27 PM PST, 65% of voters in Utah are backing same-sex marriage, with just 35% opposed.
This is truly one for the history books, Wolf. Good night—and, uh, Tagg Romney? Will you marry me?