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08/04/2014

Anti-equality activists, news sites now admitting their side's dwindling support—even in red states

by Jeremy Hooper

I find this bout of honesty startling, considering it's coming from a head of a state anti-LGBT group and is running on a decidedly anti-LGBT "news" site:

The media is trumpeting a new study on support of homosexual marriage [in Kentucky] as a victory for homosexuals, since it shows support has gained some ground.
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"This poll indicates 50 percent for traditional marriage and 37 percent open to other redefinitions," advises [Kent Ostrander of the Family Foundation of Kentucky]. "But I would point out the 13 percent spread is still a huge margin, in any political realm, of victory."

So there's still strong support for traditional marriage among Kentuckians, although it has diminished.

A federal judge this year ruled the majority-supported amendment unconstitutional.

"This court and even our culture are gravitating to the same-sex notion, and they're all jumping on board," says the Family Foundation spokesman. "But they don't seem to be thinking what the ramifications would be."

FULL: In Kentucky, slimmer majority still oppose same-sex 'marriage' [American Family Association's One News Now]

Sure, they're trying to minimize it. But let's be clear: we're talking about a movement that has defined itself by its stunning ability to stick heads in the sand and its willingness to pretend things are going their way even when the writing is on the wall in bold, indelible, rainbow-colored ink.

Not to mention we are talking about a "news" site that won't even write the word gay. The fact that even these folks are feeling forward to trend toward more honest assessments tells you how far ahead we really are.

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