RECENT  POSTS:  » NOM versus David Koch » Anti-equality baseball player calls reporter 'a prick' for asking about his anti-equality advocacy » Audio: Josh Duggar defends discrimination, invalidates own point » Audio: AFA's Fischer names 'homosexual agenda' as 'greatest threat to liberty' in American history » Audio: AFA Radio caller calls for executing gays; FRC-employed host doesn't even challenge him, much less condemn » NOM president's other organization is 'in trouble' (his words) too » FRC prays to take LGBT Americans out of nondiscrimination law » In lieu of typing 'Look how desperate we are' over and over again, NOM president wrote this instead » I'll remind you that FRC also compared our marriages to human-horse unions » GLAAD: Scott Lively claims homosexuality worse than mass murder 'from God's perspective'  

« Go back a post || Return to G-A-Y homepage || Haul tail to next post »

03/22/2006

Field Poll: California's gay-friendliness increases; field pole: be careful not to hit it while catching that fly ball

by Jeremy Hooper

    A new California Field Poll shows that since 1997, the percentage of state residents that believe same-sex relationships are always wrong has dropped a full 13 percentage points (from 45% in '97 to 32% now). In terms of queer nuptials, 51% of Californians now say they oppose same-sex marriage and 43% indicate they approve, much better than 1997's 56% thumbs down/ 38% thumbs up.

Encouraging.

And though nobody asked, we gays also think heterosexual relationships are more okay now than we did in '97. We used to sorta be like, "but you can't share clothes or grooming products -- what the hell?" but we have now come to a place of, "but it is much easier for you folks to start a family, and we like kids -- so yea, you guys are okay." Who knows, by 2017 we may even deem your legal right to marry kosher! Play your cards right and we'll see if we can't wise up to the fact that you're not harming us one iota.

It's unclear if heightened gay visibility, the increasingly inflammatory rhetoric of the 'mo foes, generational shifts, or what is responsible for the post-'97 tolerant turn. We, however, know it's all because "Dharma & Greg" premiered that year. Clearly.

Californians more accepting of gays; Survey: Attitudes have changed over nearly a decade [SF Chronicle]

space gay-G-A-Y-post gay-email gay-writer-jeremy-hooper


comments powered by Disqus

G-A-Y Comments Policy


 
Related Posts with Thumbnails