RECENT  POSTS:  » Video: Man misapplies personal trauma to sexual orientation science » WND's editor fundamentally misunderstands nondiscrimination law (part 3 of 3) » Video: Why is this shockingly anti-gay (among other things) speech happening in a Connecticut public school? » Fined NY event space to host same-sex wedding receptions (*but no ceremonies for anyone) » Another day, another far-right pastor pushing Christians to civil war » Joseph Farah still clueless about nondiscrimination law » Hobby Lobby president to join extremely anti-gay activists at 'Star Spangled' event » FRC's Sprigg admits his side put up 'weak defense' in 7th Circuit » Photo: The latest totally convincing, in no way silly attempt at a meme from anti-gay Ruth Institute » AFA's Fischer: Time for Christians to 'get up in somebody's grill' like Jesus would  

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

08/23/2010

Visual aid: Tracking bull(crap) market's fall, bear/bear wedding market's rise

by Jeremy Hooper

An interesting polling graph from The New York Times, ranking the states in order from least supportive of marriage equality (Utah, big shocker) to most in favor (Massachusetts, same deal), as well as tracking the change in statewide attitudes from the mid-'90s to now. Take a look:

Screen Shot 2010-08-23 At 7.50.39 Am
Support for Same-Sex Marriage, State by State [NYT]

17 states are now at 50% or above. Not too shabby, folks.

But even if this, a drastic uptake in even the most conservative of states, were not enough to scare the talking points off of Maggie Gallagher's tongue, then this related Times tidbit certainly should:

"This trend will continue. Nationally, a majority of people under age 30 support same-sex marriage. And this is not because of overwhelming majorities found in more liberal states that skew the national picture: our research shows that a majority of young people in almost every state support it. As new voters come of age, and as their older counterparts exit the voting pool, it’s likely that support will increase, pushing more states over the halfway mark."

Will some of these young folks swing more conservative on this issue once the beer bongs are replaced with baby bottles? Perhaps. But not enough of them will choose to keep this "culture war" matter afloat. Not this time. Not on this (non)issue.

So let's get a head start on the inevitable, America. Support peace. Support fairness. Support love. History has your back.

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