Gay marriage ban: How Orange County voted

Proposition 8 amends the state Constitution to define marriage as only between a man and a woman. Approved by 52% of voters statewide, its passage ends same-sex marriages in California, which began in June after the state Supreme Court overturned a 2000 ballot initiative that banned gay marriage but did not amend California's Constitution. At last count, Orange County voters approved the measure--with about 158,000 votes separating the two sides. A final tally of uncounted votes, which include absentee and provisional ballots, is not due to the secretary of state until Dec. 2. Statewide, the margin was considered too wide to be bridged at this point. See the Orange County vote, as of Nov. 6, below.


Orange County cities

City Yes No Percent Yes Percent No Total
Aliso Viejo 8,811 9,398 48.39% 51.61% 18,209
Anaheim 49,171 29,567 62.45% 37.55% 78,738
Brea 10,403 6,226 62.56% 37.44% 16,629
Buena Park 13,619 7,570 64.27% 35.73% 21,189
Costa Mesa 17,047 17,348 49.56% 50.44% 34,395
Cypress 11,271 7,086 61.40% 38.60% 18,357
Dana Point 8,099 7,720 51.20% 48.80% 15,819
Fountain Valley 15,134 9,564 61.28% 38.72% 24,698
Fullerton 24,042 16,205 59.74% 40.26% 40,247
Garden Grove 28,866 15,136 65.60% 34.40% 44,002
Huntington Beach 45,805 40,057 53.35% 46.65% 85,862
Irvine 35,669 36,847 49.19% 50.81% 72,516
La Habra 11,254 6,249 64.30% 35.70% 17,503
La Palma 4,013 2,053 66.16% 33.84% 6,066
Laguna Beach 4,205 8,937 32.00% 68.00% 13,142
Laguna Hills 7,749 5,833 57.05% 42.95% 13,582
Laguna Niguel 16,240 13,844 53.98% 46.02% 30,084
Laguna Woods 5,598 4,654 54.60% 45.40% 10,252
Lake Forest 18,173 13,250 57.83% 42.17% 31,423
Los Alamitos 2,725 1,965 58.10% 41.90% 4,690
Mission Viejo 26,668 18,426 59.14% 40.86% 45,094
Newport Beach 22,176 20,868 51.52% 48.48% 43,044
Orange 28,697 19,220 59.89% 40.11% 47,917
Placentia 11,810 7,232 62.02% 37.98% 19,042
Rancho Santa Margarita 11,893 8,860 57.31% 42.69% 20,753
San Clemente 16,110 12,792 55.74% 44.26% 28,902
San Juan Capistrano 7,946 5,348 59.77% 40.23% 13,294
Santa Ana 31,543 19,485 61.82% 38.18% 51,028
Seal Beach 7,604 5,889 56.36% 43.64% 13,493
Stanton 4,515 2,673 62.81% 37.19% 7,188
Tustin 11,939 9,177 56.54% 43.46% 21,116
Villa Park 2,317 1,177 66.31% 33.69% 3,494
Westminster 17,817 9,284 65.74% 34.26% 27,101
Yorba Linda 21,104 10,917 65.91% 34.09% 32,021


Orange County unincorporated areas

City Yes No Percent Yes Percent No Total
Bay View 175 230 43.21% 56.79% 405
Diamond 77 74 50.99% 49.01% 151
East Orange 709 393 64.34% 35.66% 1,102
East Placentia 306 154 66.52% 33.48% 460
East Tustin 9,162 6,257 59.42% 40.58% 15,419
Emerald Bay 401 306 56.72% 43.28% 707
Katella 271 163 62.44% 37.56% 434
Magnolia 1,125 689 62.02% 37.98% 1,814
Midway City 1,190 619 65.78% 34.22% 1,809
North La Habra 337 177 65.56% 34.44% 514
Olive 42 56 42.86% 57.14% 98
Orangethorpe 78 38 67.24% 32.76% 116
Ortega 6,819 5,365 55.97% 44.03% 12,184
Rossmoor 3,329 2,535 56.77% 43.23% 5,864
Silverado 400 487 45.10% 54.90% 887
Sunset Beach 248 321 43.59% 56.41% 569
Trabuco 4,447 2,711 62.13% 37.87% 7,158
Yorba 724 332 68.56% 31.44% 1,056


Source: Orange County Registrar of Voters, Census Bureau

Data: Maloy Moore

Map: Thomas Suh Lauder