Skip to comments.Survey: Californians Now More Likely to Favor Gay Marriage
Posted on 03/28/2010 8:49:39 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
A newly released survey shows that for the first time, more Californians favor same-sex marriage than oppose it.
Since the Public Policy Institute of California began tracking attitudes on same-sex marriage in the year 2000, residents in the Golden State were always more likely to express opposition. But the latest survey, released Wednesday, found that 50 percent of residents now favor it and 45 percent are against it.
The findings come two years after 52 percent of California voters passed Proposition 8, a state amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The California Supreme Court last year rejected lawsuits against the amendment, ruling that it was not an illegal constitutional revision by the people nor unconstitutional.
But two of the nation's top litigators Theodore B. Olson and David Boies, who represented the opposing sides of the Bush v. Gore case in 2000 filed a federal lawsuit, arguing that it violates the Equal Protection Clause.
Testimonies in the Prop 8 case wrapped up in January but the case was prolonged after Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker ordered opponents of the amendment to turn over campaign materials and internal documents.
According to the PPIC survey, support for same-sex marriage declines with older age, but rises as education and income increase.
Residents in the San Francisco Bay Area are more likely than those in Los Angeles to support allowing gays and lesbians to marry.
Meanwhile, an overwhelming majority of evangelical Christians (75 percent) are opposed to it.
The PPIC survey is part of a series that examines the social, economic, and political trends that influence public policy preferences and ballot choices. Findings are based on a telephone survey of 2,002 California adult residents interviewed on landlines and cell phones from March 9-16, 2010.
Some polls before Prop 8 was passed showed gay marriage winning in California by similar margins. So, it isn’t accurate to say there has been a shift in public opinion in California.
Time to clean that crackhouse up.
Something tells me that the mass exodus out of Californication involves mostly sane people.
Does your state have it in your constitute that marriage is only between a man and a women?
Does your state have it in your constitution that marriage is only between a man and a woman and yet still recognize "marriage" as between two men or two women?
That, my FRiend, is the definition of insanity.
That, and each year our government schools graduate mind-numbed kids who generally accept this pro-homo garbage.
you know i really dont know...never thought we would have to define marriage...its been pretty clear what it is for centuries.
Perhaps, then, Cali is not so insane?
no cali is crazy ...i was born there.
I was at a service club meeting the Thursday after the 2004 election. There was a discussion at one table questioning how it was Constitutional for Evangelical Christians to even vote. The woman who raised this question is an elderly Jewish woman who was a lawyer.
I was wondering what was happening in CA about this. Hadn't read about it in awhile. Does the above mean the homos when it refers to "opponents"? This is reported as being back in January.