Those were people who self-identified as such–and I suspect
culturally conservative minorities don’t self-identify so much as
“You then mentioned Hispanics and I offered evidence that
they were nearly evenly split on the issue.”
They weren’t evenly split on the issue.
Look at the numbers again:
Yes = Ban gay marriage.
No = Don’t ban gay marriage.
Vote by Race
White people and Asians were both evenly split. Latinos and
African-Americans are what passed Prop 8.
53/47 is actually a pretty nice gap–especially considering that
Obama only won 53% of the popular vote in 2008. And, at any rate,
Latino voters appear to be more culturally conservative than whites
If it had just been up to white voters, Prop 8 would have been
rejected. It passed, and that was becasue of minority voters.