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Study: Obama Helped Sway Americans in Favor of Gay Marriage
Christian Post ^ | 01/26/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov

Posted on 01/26/2014 7:12:25 PM PST by SeekAndFind

President Barack Obama has helped sway Americans in support of same-sex marriage, according to a newly released study by the Human Rights Campaign, which notes that he used the word "gay" 272 times in public speeches, more than any of his predecessors.

"Words matter an enormous amount, and when President Obama uses his platform to declare that LGBT people are just as American as anyone else, it has a huge and historic effect. President Obama has helped the American people get to know LGBT people on a personal level, and evidence suggests that when people know us, they don't want to discriminate against us," said HRC President Chad Griffin.

"President Obama has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of LGBT people, and the power of his rhetoric has been an essential part of that legacy."

The report noted that American support for gay marriage has risen from 40 percent in 2008, when Obama took office, to 53 percent in 2013, pointing to Gallup poll statistics. It added that Obama used words like "lesbian," "gay," "bisexual" and "transgender" in his public statements more than former Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan did.

In May 2012, Obama became the first U.S. president to openly declare his support for same-sex marriage, noting that his opinion on the issue had "evolved" over time.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; homosexuality; lgbt; obama

1 posted on 01/26/2014 7:12:25 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

What evidence is there that Americans are in favor of homosexual marriage? It has mostly been imposed by unelected judges.


2 posted on 01/26/2014 7:14:03 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: SeekAndFind

Destroying America is his reason for existing.


3 posted on 01/26/2014 7:14:41 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Mainly he changed his mind in the national spotlight, and led sheep-like blacks to suddenly change all their normal prejudices and actually support homos. All because their homie (nyuk nyuk?) told them to.


4 posted on 01/26/2014 7:15:09 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: SeekAndFind

No doubt, especially blacks and Hispanics, who, most of which opposed it.


5 posted on 01/26/2014 7:18:37 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: Fiji Hill

I haven’t noticed any change.


6 posted on 01/26/2014 7:18:38 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Just like the country lowered its moral standards thanks to Bill Clinton (oral sex isn’t sex, you silly grade-schoolers), the country now is ready to do the same by embracing Obama’s choom-gang lifestyle.

America has become one hell of a depraved cesspool.


7 posted on 01/26/2014 7:18:51 PM PST by greene66
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To: SeekAndFind

A “study” by the Human Rights Campaign? Are you kidding me? LOL! It should have been obvious how this one was going to turn out.


8 posted on 01/26/2014 7:19:00 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: SeekAndFind

What a piece of ****


9 posted on 01/26/2014 7:21:50 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Fiji Hill
What evidence is there that Americans are in favor of homosexual marriage? It has mostly been imposed by unelected judges.

True. The actual evidence - referendums and legislation by elected officials - says that gay marriage is not approved by the general public. 38 states have either passed referendums or laws through their elected officials forbidding it. This "study" is one more brick in the wall of the Big Lie.
10 posted on 01/26/2014 7:25:22 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: SeekAndFind

They’re grasping at straws for obama “success” stories. I suppose this will be one of the snoozer topics he’ll be blathering on about during the SOTU.


11 posted on 01/26/2014 7:26:50 PM PST by Heart of Georgia
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To: SeekAndFind

he didn’t officially favor it until it had support...what a load of BS this study is...


12 posted on 01/26/2014 7:28:24 PM PST by Homer1
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To: SeekAndFind
Obama Marriage Equality photo Obama-Marriage-1.jpg
13 posted on 01/26/2014 7:28:41 PM PST by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals crazy!)
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To: missnry

Judges and politicians are making these decisions, not the people. Gay marriage does not have the consent of the people, just the elites in government and the media.


14 posted on 01/26/2014 7:36:04 PM PST by JMS
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To: SeekAndFind

Why? Because he is a gay man married to a woman?


15 posted on 01/26/2014 7:41:40 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Obama Helped Sway Americans in Favor of Gay Marriage

He swayed Reggie, who finally popped the question?

16 posted on 01/26/2014 7:44:28 PM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: SeekAndFind

There is nothing “gay” about being homosexual!


17 posted on 01/26/2014 7:55:44 PM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: SeekAndFind

The president’s lie about “evolving” on gay marriage is about as convincing as Hillary’s soul preacher accent.


18 posted on 01/26/2014 8:05:59 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: Fiji Hill

You are correct. It happened here in California the will of the people was overturned.


19 posted on 01/26/2014 8:13:55 PM PST by funfan
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To: SeekAndFind
It added that Obama used words like "lesbian," "gay," "bisexual" and "transgender" in his public statements more than former Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan did.

Primarily because none of the other four presidents were so utterly consumed by the issue, as the current one appears to be.

I wonder why that might be? ;-)
20 posted on 01/26/2014 9:14:01 PM PST by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: SeekAndFind

Someone should come out with a catchy tune entitled “Bath House Barry.”

It’s time to out this guy.


21 posted on 01/26/2014 9:28:29 PM PST by DoughtyOne (ZERO is still zero, and John Kerry is a mock-puppet!)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Words matter an enormous amount, and when President Obama uses his platform to declare that LGBT people are just as American as anyone else, it has a huge and historic effect.”

Every liberal president focuses on his legacy rather than what is good for the nation. In their minds, it is better that they be regarded well in history books than well regarded by their contemporaries.

FDR’s New Deal, LBJ’s Great Society and Civil Rights and Obama forcing his view upon the American people that the gays are just as American as everyone else and are not undermining the Christian fabric of our nation.

He is wrong.

His legacy will be that of destruction of our nation by opening the door to gay marriage and leading us down the path to a history only before seen in Sodom and Gomorrah.


22 posted on 01/26/2014 10:07:30 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: SeekAndFind; Revolting cat!

Was it a swishy sway?


23 posted on 01/26/2014 10:29:35 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Taxman

When are we going to quit using “gay” and “LGBT” to describe those who live this way? Enough of the politically correct lingo. They are what they are-—perverts, and anyone who supports their way of life needs a good dose of common sense.
The anatomy tells us all we have to know.


24 posted on 01/27/2014 12:36:21 AM PST by IIntense
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To: Fiji Hill

“What evidence is there that Americans are in favor of homosexual marriage? It has mostly been imposed by unelected judges.”

The ballot box conistently shows people don’t support it; it is an issue that disgusts normal people.


25 posted on 01/27/2014 4:02:45 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: IIntense

Precisely!


26 posted on 01/27/2014 5:18:33 AM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: kearnyirish2

The last three times it was voted on at the ballot box, it passed (in 2012).


27 posted on 01/27/2014 3:46:39 PM PST by Clemenza (Lurking)
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