RECENT  POSTS:  » NOM to show rest of world its impressive ability to exacerbate loss » Bryan Fischer: Marriage equality supporters are like baseball's legendarily winning team » On NC's Attorney General and the bipartisan hunt for a 'culture war' off ramp » Read: 4th Circuit strikes down Virginia marriage ban » GLAAD: Change is possible: Former 'ex-gay' activist Yvette Schneider 'celebrates the worthiness and equality of all people' » Man who stands in way of Texas equality works to stunt economic windfall as well » Miami-Dade Circuit judge rules state marriage ban unconstitutional; stays ruling » Video: With marriage equality, Texas could put in a pool at the Alamo » CWA ably demonstrates ludicrousness of American Christian right's persecution complex » Video: CBS News hosts '50 Years Later, Civil Rights;' includes marriage equality, obviously  

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

07/26/2011

Claim: Americans more likely to spell 'Huelskamp' correctly than they are to support equal marriage

by Jeremy Hooper

Img-Tim-AboutDid you know that 85% of the country is on the side of "traditional marriage"? Yeah huh! See, far-right freshman Congressman Tim Huelskamp (R-Kansas) says so:

"Democrat leadership has decided to take on the Defense of Marriage Act again," he notes. "Seventy-five to 80 percent of Americans say, 'Hey, balance your budget.' The Democrats will not do that. Eight-five percent of Americans say, 'We support traditional marriage,' and the Senate does the opposite as well," the Kansas congressman laments. "So that's the latest there. The president continues to…refuse to defend DOMA, [as does] the attorney general…. We've been fighting them on that, and Congress is standing up for traditional marriage."
Defending marriage when president won't [One News Now]

Not sure from what year or source, exactly, Rep. Huelskamp is pulling his data, considering that (a) 53% support marriage equality in the latest Gallup poll; and (b) even a decade-and-a-half ago, during the year of DOMA's unfortunate passage, that same polling firm only found 68% of Americans to be against legal same-sex marriages. But if I've learned anything about fact-checking socially conservative "culture warriors" on LGBT issues, it's that it's best to not search for a concrete reference date or footnote, but rather for the one rhetorically back-ended body part from whence most of their talking points stem.

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