Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Prop 8 Brought Out North County Voters

Many people in North San Diego County said the presidential race wasn't the biggest reason they went to the polls yesterday. It was Prop 8, the measure to ban same sex marriage. KPBS Reporter Kenny Go

Prop 8 Brought Out North County Voters

Many people in North San Diego County said the presidential race wasn't the biggest reason they went to the polls yesterday. It was Prop 8 , the measure to ban same sex marriage. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

People in North County contributed more than one million dollars to the Yes on 8 campaign. Signs supporting the measure were posted throughout the region. Many local residents stood on street corners to promote Prop 8 in the weeks prior to the election.

Valley Center resident Linda Westler-Dantino voted Yes on 8.

Linda Westler-Dantino : Gays are wonderful people, I have nothing against them. I think they, you know, but I think marriage should be between a man and a woman. And especially because of children, you know, the environment that they should grow up in. So, you know, I'm just real passionate about that.

Statewide, spending on Prop 8 topped $73 million. Opponents raised slightly more than supporters.

Kenny Goldberg, KPBS News.