Wednesday, November 07, 2012

US voters reject bigotry

Julie Etchingham, a former Newsround presenter, spoke to some young voters in New York as part of ITV's US presidential election results coverage -

Young voters in New York talk to Julie Etchingham

These voters are clearly passionate about human rights, a subject seldom mentioned on Newsround.

Last night was a historic night, not just because of the presidential election result, but also because we saw there's been a sea-change in the public attitude towards marriage equality. The issue was voted on in four States - Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington.

At last, marriage equality seems to have majority support in the United States - something inconceivable only a couple of years ago.

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