RECENT  POSTS:  » 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?! » Deflating the anti-gay right's latest 'gotcha!' » POTUS hails marriage equality in State of the Union speech  

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

12/06/2012

Americans know anti-gay discrimination is problematic (*despite 'values' groups' efforts to diminish concerns)

by Jeremy Hooper

When it comes to the ongoing conversation about equality and who is winning it, this is some hopeful new data:

Gallup recently asked Americans to weigh in on discrimination against gays and lesbians and a majority, 63%, describe such bias as a "serious" or "very serious" problem. Even more LGBT Americans, those who directly encounter prejudice in its various forms, agreed: 88%.
Read more: Gallup: 63% Of Americans Say Anti-Gay Discrimination 'Serious' Problem [Towle]

This is a clear repudiation of the "victim" role that the other side has aggressively adopted in recent years. Groups like NOM and FRC have worked day in and day out trying to make their groups and personalities seem like the ones harmed, harassed, and hurt at the hand of the "homosexual agenda." Not only are Americans not buying that spin, but a healthy majority of this poll's respondents indicate that the very work that these same groups call a cause is (a) the true negative and (b) of heightened concern.

Fascinating.

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