Resources Related to Election 2008

Polling Tracks Growing and Increasingly Diverse Support for the Freedom to Marry

A listing of marriage polling at the federal, national, and state level.

Party Principles: Support for the Freedom to Marry by State and National Political Parties

A listing of both state and national political parties that have made strong statements in support of the freedom to marry.

Proposition 8: Who gave in the gay marriage battle?

A database and breakdown of contributions to campaigns from California's Proposition 8.

The Prop 8 Report

This comprehensive report analyzes data from the campaign surrounding California's discriminatory Proposition 8 and outlines a way to move forward.

Findings from Polling on Ballot Measures Regarding Same-Sex Couples

This study shows that strong public education and personal conversations are necessary to change minds about marriage, and that campaigns are ineffective at convincing people to support marriage.

Commentary: California’s Proposition 8 Was Always an Uphill Climb

The former head of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force reflects on the Proposition 8 campaign.

Commentary: How to Avoid our Past Mistakes

Head of the ACLU's LGBT Project reflects on the lessons of Proposition 8

How the Opposition Passed Prop 8

California's Proposition 8's lead strategists outline their strategy

Analysis of What Drove Vote on Prop 8

Debunks the myth that African American voters were responsible for the passage of Proposition 8 in California's 2008 election.

Obama to Blame? Minority Surge Voters and the Ban on Same-Sex Marriage in Florida

Debunking the myth that minority voters in Florida's 2008 election led to the passage of Amendment 2

Obama not to Blame for the Anti-Marriage Constitutional Amendment in Florida

A report analyzing both quantitative and qualitative studies from the 2008 election in Florida, and Obama's effect on the passage of the anti-marriage constitutional amendment.

Results from Ballot Measures in AZ, AR, CA, CT and FL

Find results for states with anti-gay ballot measures in the 2008 election.

Arguments Used to Pass Prop 8 and How to Refute Them

How the arguments used by Prop 8 were based on misrepresentations of law and fact.