I’ve posted some polling numbers the past couple days and talked a little bit about some of the conflicting data. An ABC News story published yesterday, entitled, “Polls on Gay Marriage Not Yet Reflected in Votes” digs into the issue a little deeper. The article asks the question that if the majority of Americans now support gay marriage, why have 32 states amended their constitutions so that it would not be allowed.
Even in California, where polling numbers showed Prop 8 would “lose decisively,” voters ended up passing the measure with a 52-48 margin. If you look here at Minnesota, polls indicate that it will be very close. Looking to California polling for some indication as to what we might expect, and it doesn’t look good…
The President has long believed that gay and lesbian couples deserve the same rights and legal protections as straight couples… That’s why he has called for repeal of the so-called ‘Defense of Marriage Act’ and determined that his Administration would no longer defend the constitutionality of DOMA in the courts.
Shin Inouye, White House spokesperson, June 25, 2011
Source: ABC News
Inouye made this statement after New York voted to legalize gay marriage last June.
GREAT clip from KSTP, ABC News Affiliate inMinneapolisabout yet another group speaking up on their opposition to the marriage amendment this November:
Evangelical Lutheran Church leaders in Minneapolis have decided they will not endorse a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in Minnesota. One out of every four Minnesotans belongs to the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.
700 voting members, representing 160 churches, gathered inPriorLakeon Friday night to determine what their opinion would be on same-sex marriage.
Yet another step in the right direction! Minnesota, I think we might be able to beat this thing!!
ABC News Clip covering Chris Christie’s veto of the bill that would have legalized gay marriage in the state of New Jersey. Included are a couple clips of Christie sharing his personal views on marriage and how he would prefer to have the people of New Jersey vote on the rights of a minority.
Slippery slope, Mr. Christie. Slippery slope.
Here’s the full article from ABC News related to the video clip I posted just a little bit ago. Veteran Bob Garon asks Mitt Romney for his stance on gay marriage. It’s a bit uncomfortable to watch, but really hits the point home: Mitt doesn’t believe that this veteran should have the same rights as the rest of his peers, all because of the person he fell in love with.
December 12, 2011: A US Veteran asks Mitt Romney for his views on same-sex marriage. When Mitt emphatically answers that he believes marriage should only between a man and a woman, the veteran shares his disappointment that Mitt does not stand for equality.
The conversation goes on and Mitt looks this veteran in the eye and essentially tells him that he doesn’t deserve the same rights as other Americans that have served this great country. Why? Because this veteran happened to fall in love with was someone of the same gender.
Sad, Mitt. Just sad.
Thanks to ABC News for making this clip available.