Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Gay Marriage Soars in New Poll

Just as gay marriage is headed to the US Supreme Court next week a new Washington Post-ABC poll has been released that 58% of Americans now believe it should be legal for gay & lesbian couples to get married. It’s been almost 10 years since gay marriage passed in Massachusetts. At that time in 2003 37% favored gay marriage & 55% were in opposition. Finally public support for gay marriage has hit a new high as Americans increasingly understand that our LGBT community is as Lady Gaga sang Born This Way. We haven’t a choice to be LGBT it’s who we are. I remember a friend of mine saying to me twenty years ago how absurd it was that people thought being gay was a choice. Why would someone choose to be someone that so many homophobes hated? Finally 62% of Americans believe that being gay is just the way some people are not something people choose to be. When my friend said that 20 years ago less than half of the public agreed. In this poll there’s even more good news about the younger generation. Among young adults age 18 to 29 in this new poll support for marriage equality hit hitting a record high of 81% percent. Of course the diehard older Americans 65 & up remain opposed with a 44% approval & 50% still say gay marriage should be illegal. The poll also shows that Republicans under 50 now support gay marriage. With the older 65 & up homophobes close to 7 in 10 opposing it, although this is a slim improvement from 8 in 10 four years ago. The Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted March 7th to 10th, among a random national sample of 1,001 adults. For More Info…. 

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