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Are Blacks Really To Blame For Proposition 8?

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Are Blacks Really To Blame For Proposition 8?

Are Blacks Really To Blame For Proposition 8?

Are Blacks Really To Blame For Proposition 8?

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Some gay rights supporters are angry at African-American voters for their support of California's Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in the state. But a new study takes a closer look at voters who supported the provision and raises questions about whether the backlash directed at blacks is warranted.

Patrick Egan, the study's lead author and politics professor at New York University, and religion writer Sarah Posner discuss why some might be surprised by the findings.

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