Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Rounding up the good news regarding the gay marriage decision in California

Warning to wingnuts everywhere: you might want to consider taking your righteous battle to protect Californian’s marriages elsewhere. It’s official, there is now a majority who do not buy your laughable argument that gays and lesbians are a threat to their marriages:

First-ever majority favors gay marriage

SACRAMENTO - For the first time ever, a statewide survey reports a majority of California voters favor gay marriage - a finding that pollsters describe as a milestone driven by younger people.

The Field Poll result, released today, shows the highest level of support in more than three decades of polling Californians on the hot-button issue of same-sex marriage laws. The poll found 51 percent of registered voters favor the idea of allowing gay and lesbian couples to wed, while 42 percent disapprove.

An almost identical result was recorded in the random survey of whether voters favor an amendment to the state constitution that will likely appear on the November ballot, which seeks to define marriage as between a man and a woman: Fifty-one percent opposed that proposal, the survey reported, while 43 percent approved of the restrictive amendment.

And more bad news for the wingnuts:

It looks like June 14th will be the first day we see Gay Californians start marrying – unless however, efforts to stay the Supreme Court decision until the November elections are successful, at which point voters will have to decide if they buy into the ludicrous idea that their marriages are at risk if they allow gay marriage.

This will definitely be a nail biter since opinion on this very testy issue is still pretty closely divided, but there is absolutely NO denying that the momentum is on the side of granting gays and lesbians the same rights to marriage that everyone else enjoys.

Sorry James Dobson and company – more and more people are just not buying your drivel anymore. Time to find some other way to stick your nose in people’s private lives, this one seems to be losing steam… Share


James said...

Mom! I'm so glad you're back and spreading the bad and good news about equality, along with your fantastic commentary. Reading your blog is both sobering and inspiring and really has become a staple of my daily reading. Take care! xoxoxox

elaygee said...

We're going to California at the end of June to get married after 26years together.

Can't wait to come back to Florida and cause problems.