You know how those inscrutable Asians are always on the cutting edge of pretty much everything? Electronics, hybrid cars, these hip glasses I'm wearing? Well, they're also ahead of the curve when it comes to same-sex marriage. The San Jose Mercury News reports:
Asian-Americans in California overwhelmingly oppose a ballot measure that would ban gay marriage in the state, according to a groundbreaking survey released Wednesday.
The poll found that 57 percent of Asian-Americans likely to vote in the Nov. 4 election oppose Proposition 8, which would reverse May's California Supreme Court ruling that gave gay and lesbian couples the right to marry. Only 32 percent planned to vote yes. Eleven percent were undecided.
The Maykazine points out why this is so freaking interesting:
I've always thought Asian Americans were more conservative than other ethnic voter groups. A number of conditions led to this assumption: recent immigration, religious ideals, un-Americanized parents. You just wouldn't expect the arguably most underrepresented of American minorities to be for gay marriage, would you?
Additionally, all this is notable since Asian-American voters will very likely have a big impact in the presidential election, particularly in battleground states.
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