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Proposition 8: The battle over gay marriage

About 52% of Californians voted yes on Proposition 8, a ballot initiative that alters the state Constitution to ban same-sex marriages. Use the Times interactive maps below to see how voters divided along geographic and demographic lines, as well as to compare the vote on Prop. 8 to other measures, including a nearly identical ban that passed by 61% in March 2000.

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Gay marriage chronology »
Los Angeles County: By the precincts »
Proposition 8 and Proposition 4: Narrow votes, different outcomes »
Gay marriage ban: A tale of two votes »
Map: Tracking Proposition 8 contributions »
Spike in marriage licenses statewide »
The gay-marriage battle: Follow the donors »
Orange County: Proposition 8 vote by the cities»

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