RECENT  POSTS:  » Because when am I not calling up Fox News personalities to do my bidding? » Anti-equality conservative admits GLAAD CAP is 'smart' and 'effective' » You know what's not presidential? Like at all? » Inevitable justice temporarily delayed in Alabama » Read: Fed. judge strikes Alabama marriage ban; no stay on ruling » Derisively remembering when full equality was in 'Jeopardy!' » When all else fails, demand your letters are capitalized » Major Iowa caucus player calls on next President to 'politely reject unjust SCOTUS opinions' » Photo: Supreme Court's Thomas poses with NOM's cofounder, major equality opponent » Wait, even NewsMax is now pushing back against anti-gay spin?!  

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

07/17/2008

Poll: Americans RSVP 'no' to both nups and bans

by Jeremy Hooper

55% of Americans still oppose marriage equality for gay couples, yet an almost identical number (56%) are opposed to a federal ban on the concept. Additionally, the same poll respondents are, by a margin of 49%-45%, against banning same-sex nups on a state-level. Full poll results at link:

American Voters Oppose Same-Sex Marriage Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds, But They Don't Want Government To Ban It [Qunnipiac poll]

So unfortunately for us gays, we are still waiting to tip the scales of support for our unions. But unfortunately for our opponents, new people turn 18 every single day.

But until the day when younger folks completely replace backwards thinking: It is unquestionably encouraging that people already seem to be getting the message about what these so-called "protect marriage" initiatives are about, both on a local and national level. If the majority is going to continue their uncomfiness with throwing on a suit and "mazel tov"-ing our glass-breaking, it's at least good to know they seem ever more open with admitting they might be wrong. That's the first step.

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


Your thoughts

comments powered by Disqus

G-A-Y Comments Policy


 
Related Posts with Thumbnails