Skip to comments.Support for gay marriage takes dramatic leap in California, new poll shows
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.
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I wonder what happened...
Registered voter polls are worthless.
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.
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?
I’m turning Amish.
Without a doubt that’s one of the most disgusting and repellent pics I’ve seen lately. God help us.
Lots of conservatives are leaving California.
"No more discussion. The issue was settled by majority vote".
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.
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.
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.
Another thread/story on it here.
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.