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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.

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