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Support for gay marriage takes dramatic leap in California, new poll shows
Sacramento Bee ^ | 02/29/2012 | By Dan Smith and Torey Van Oot Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/02/29/4299164/support-for

Posted on 02/29/2012 2:41:53 PM PST by SeekAndFind

A new poll shows gay marriage has arrived in California – in public opinion if not in state lawbooks.

Golden State registered voters now favor same-sex unions by 59 percent to 34 percent, a 25-point gap that is the largest margin of support for the issue in the three-plus decades the Field Poll has been asking the question.

The new Field survey shows support has leapt markedly in the three and a half years since California voters approved Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage, 52.3 percent to 47.7 percent.

The poll showed increases in support virtually across the board – among voters under 64, non-white voters, Catholics, Republicans and nonpartisans.

Poll Director Mark DiCamillo said the move to a 25-point gap goes beyond the gradual increase in support that has been expected as young voters age and "replace" older voters in the electorate.

"This is now showing that opinions are changing irrespective of generational replacement," DiCamillo said. "This is real change."

As more states approve same-sex marriage – Washington and Maryland this month became the seventh and eighth states where legislatures have given their OK – the legal battle in California continues.

Proposition 8's marriage ban was overturned by a federal judge in San Francisco, and his ruling was upheld by a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this month. But the appeals court is weighing a request from gay marriage opponents for a larger panel of judges to review the decision, and ultimately, the matter could be headed for the U.S. Supreme Court, with a decision years away.

(Excerpt) Read more at sacbee.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; fieldpoll; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; homosexuality; prop8; samesexmarriage
I wasn't too long ago that California voted AGAINST gay marriage. That was a quick change of heart....

I wonder what happened...

1 posted on 02/29/2012 2:42:03 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Dramatic leap?
 
 
Yeah sure.
 



2 posted on 02/29/2012 2:45:31 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This mean Liberals and/or Libertarians (Same Thing) NO LIBS.))
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To: SeekAndFind
"Golden State registered voters"

Registered voter polls are worthless.

5 posted on 02/29/2012 2:48:13 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj
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To: SeekAndFind
I wasn't too long ago that California voted AGAINST gay marriage. That was a quick change of heart.... I wonder what happened...

1.Conservatives are moving out.

2. MSM/Hollywood is doing a better job swaying peoples minds than the conservative media/religious institutions.

3. What happens first in Ca happens eventually to the rest of the country. I really doubt the country will go back to more conservative ways. Maybe slow down the trend is the best we can hope for at this time and that maybe wishful thinking how fast this country is changing. I can't believe how much different it has changed in the last 10 years.

4. Probably see more Christian/conservative enclaves popping up in future years not unlike Amish communities.

6 posted on 02/29/2012 2:49:22 PM PST by trailhkr1
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To: SeekAndFind

So over 50% of Calimexicans are in favor of gay unions?
Well over 50” of voters voted for Obama to be President!
As our debt grows larger and gas goes higher how is that working out for America?


7 posted on 02/29/2012 2:51:43 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New the media American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: trailhkr1

I’m turning Amish.


8 posted on 02/29/2012 2:53:40 PM PST by brivette
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To: Responsibility2nd

Without a doubt that’s one of the most disgusting and repellent pics I’ve seen lately. God help us.


9 posted on 02/29/2012 2:57:59 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Lots of conservatives are leaving California.


10 posted on 02/29/2012 3:08:07 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: SeekAndFind

Internals?


11 posted on 02/29/2012 3:11:15 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SeekAndFind
If this is true look for liberals to suddenly become staunch defenders of majoritarianism.

"No more discussion. The issue was settled by majority vote".

12 posted on 02/29/2012 3:16:05 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Responsibility2nd

I Triple Dog Dare those who “support” Queer “Marriage” to hang that atrocity in their living rooms.

It is naturally repellent at the most fundamental level.


13 posted on 02/29/2012 3:19:13 PM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Responsibility2nd

YHGTBFKM!


14 posted on 02/29/2012 3:38:28 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: SeekAndFind

About the only things left unanswered for Kommiefornia are the timing of the hail of fire and brimstone and the final location of the pillar of salt.


15 posted on 02/29/2012 3:45:56 PM PST by Gritty (On a long jog in the hour before dawn, San Francisco reminded me of Calcutta - Ralph Peters)
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To: Responsibility2nd
thankx, there goes supper...
16 posted on 02/29/2012 3:46:06 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: SeekAndFind

Given the level of harassment that opponents of gay marriage have been subjected to, many people are not going to say what they really think to an unknown caller.


17 posted on 02/29/2012 3:49:27 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Another thread/story on it here.

18 posted on 02/29/2012 4:13:29 PM PST by newzjunkey (Santorum: 18-point loss, voted for Sotomayor, proposed $550M on top of $900M Amtrak budget...)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I think I’m going to be sick~


19 posted on 02/29/2012 4:19:07 PM PST by Isabel2010
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I think I’m going to be sick~

So I take it females don't get turned on to a pic of two guy's getting it on like guys do when 2 super hot women are smooching? LOL.

20 posted on 02/29/2012 4:35:39 PM PST by trailhkr1
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To: newzjunkey

What’s wrong with California’s Catholics anyway? Are they listening to the church’s teachings at all? Or are they mostly CINO’s?

And lookie here, the younger you are, the more you FAVOR gay marriage. The state has a dire future if you ask me.


21 posted on 02/29/2012 4:42:39 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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What’s wrong with California’s Catholics anyway? Are they listening to the church’s teachings at all? Or are they mostly CINO’s?

Did you see the results of Michigan Catholics last night? 48% voted for Romnie and 37% for Santorum rest was divided between Gingrich and Paul.

22 posted on 02/29/2012 4:48:22 PM PST by trailhkr1
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To: trailhkr1

2 super hot women are smooching? LOL.

Really? keep dreaming! LOL~


23 posted on 03/01/2012 12:01:27 PM PST by Isabel2010
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To: trailhkr1

2 super hot women are smooching? LOL.

Really? keep dreaming! LOL~


24 posted on 03/01/2012 12:01:38 PM PST by Isabel2010
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Really? keep dreaming! LOL~

Go back and read what I posted...I think you read it wrong.

25 posted on 03/01/2012 4:10:23 PM PST by trailhkr1
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To: trailhkr1

I get your point! And, I think your right~


26 posted on 03/01/2012 9:09:46 PM PST by Isabel2010
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