This story points out another significant fault line.
The question is, can the Republicans exploit this fault line. It has long been pointed out that the black middle class and Hispanics are actually socially conservative. How the Democrats, who are historically the party of racism, manage to steal those voting blocks away from the Republicans is one of the more amazing scam jobs of the 20th century.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ― California's black and Latino voters, who turned out in droves for Barack Obama, provided key support for a state ban on same-sex marriage. Christian, married and older voters also helped give the measure the winning edge, according to exit polls for The Associated Press.
Proposition 8 overturns a May California Supreme Court decision legalizing gay nuptials and rewrites the state constitution to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
Exit poll data showed seven in 10 black voters and more than half of Latino voters backed the ballot initiative, while whites and Asians were split.
Though blacks and Latinos combined make up less than one-third of California's electorate, their opposition to same-sex marriage appeared to tip the balance. Both groups decisively backed Obama regardless of their position on the initiative.