Correction: Gay Marriage-Playbook story

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Posted: Nov 10, 2009 5:01 PM

In a Nov. 6 story about the tactics of gay marriage opponents, The Associated Press reported erroneously that gay marriage foes had won 31 consecutive statewide ballot measures against the issue. While 31 states have indeed voted down gay marriage, it was not an unbroken string of defeats. Arizona voters in 2006 rejected a proposal to ban same-sex marriage. They reversed course and adopted a ban two years later.