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05/10/2011

Poll: Virginia more 'for lovers' than ever before

by Jeremy Hooper

A newly released Washington Post poll should give gay Virginians some encouragement:

Forty-seven percent of Virginians say gay couples should be allowed to legally wed, and 43 percent are opposed, according to the poll. Fifty-five percent of Virginians say gay couples should be able to legally adopt children.
Virginians are almost evenly split on gay marriage, Post poll finds [WaPo]

The numbers themselves are pretty good. But more than even that: This is yet another poll that follows the same exact trend we see everywhere else. There's a huge age gap, with voters thirty-nine and younger more than doubling the fifty and over figures. And once again, support has gone in one, decided direction in an extremely short period of time. Every single time, we see this. There is absolutely no reason to assume the pendulum will do an about-face.

But we can't just wait around for change. The change we keep seeing has only happened because we have made it happen. Now is not the time for complacency, in Virginia or anywhere. Now is the time to dig harder than ever, so that we can have both equality and grandparents who are alive to see it.

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