Skip to comments.Half of Americans say gay marriage is a constitutional right
Posted on 06/06/2014 5:47:39 PM PDT by LonelyCon
A full 50 percent say gay marriage is protected by the Constitutions Equal Protection clause, an argument repeated by judge after judge in a string of federal rulings against state bans since a pivotal Supreme Court decision last summer. Some 43 percent do not believe gay marriage enjoys constitutional protection. Support for gay marriage overall regardless of views on whether it is constitutionally protected enjoys broader support, with 56 percent saying they back the right for same-sex couples to marry and 38 percent opposing it.
In states that ban same-sex marriage, opinions tilt narrowly in support, 50 percent to 44 percent opposed. Opinions in these states are even more closely divided on whether or not it is a constitutional right, with 45 percent saying it is protected and 48 percent saying it is not. That includes the handful of states where federal court decisions against gay marriage bans are pending appeal. In states where gay marriage is allowed, 64 percent support it and 56 percent see it as a right.
Most demographic and political groups support gay marriage. Republicans continue to oppose it, but the GOP (and independents who lean GOP) are fractured by age. Republicans under 50 lean in support while those 50 and over oppose it.
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I'm a Republican under 50 and I think gay "marriage" is a liberal fantasy that can't exist regardless of what laws they make claiming it exists. And I will never change my position on this issue.
And none of them have even read any part of the constitution.
80% of Americans have never read the document
When a people stray so far from God's truth, they die spiritually. He weeps. Judgment will come, indeed has come and will continue to come upon this nation as we ignore His Holy Word.
Church, you are commanded to stand for Him in a dark world. Let your light shine before men, and though they persecute you for His name's sake, you will be rewarded.
Do not be deceived. God is not mocked.
The homosexual movement was never about ‘equal rights’ or marriage. Both issues are a smokescreen/diversion.
Homosexuals desire fortification with our children.
If/when ‘gay marriage’ is approved watch for the sudden push to lower the age of consent.
Neither have the judges, or the clerks (mostly gay clerks, it seems) who crank out the opinions they sign.
Falling country is falling.
I’m not too sure many of our little American people today know the word “wept”.
It surely must be an emanation of a penumbra of some obscure phrase somewhere in there.
They have been repeating the lies in all the media. The empty headed, easily influenced will eventually believe the lies.
1.3 Personal Relationships
Sexual orientation, preference, gender, or gender identity should have no impact on the government’s treatment of individuals, such as in current marriage, child custody, adoption, immigration or military service laws.
If “gay marriage” is an constitutional right, then how about polygamy? Why not two spouses?....
After all, every consenting adult’s got the right.
It’s right there next to the right to kill babies. Any evil thing that Satan’s children want to do, they will claim as a Constitutional “right.”
In the midst of our ever-changing world, it is a real comfort to me to know that we have a never-changing God. Malachi 3:6 says, “For I am the Lord, I do not change.” Is that not a neat thought?
Hold to God’s Unchanging Hand.
The “marriage” demanded by the homofascists is not the same marriage as has existed in this country since the Mayflower landed. They ignore this fact and have convinced the sheeple that gays are being denied equal rights.
When you preach that the people are entitled to, “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness” while denying that the people are in return obligated to be honest, loyal, and moral, you end up with an insane asylum full of self-destructive narcissists.
I give up.
I could say the sun comes out at midnight, doesn’t make it so.
However, if one has never read the document, nor the history and documents that it is based upon, including 900 years of English law, then yes, one could (ignorantly) say it’s a Constitutional right.
Not sure, exactly which part of The Constitution referenced marriage.
The worst is yet to come!
Constitutional right? Really? Where is it in the constitution?
Does perverting the Equal Protection Under the Law Clause to include gay marriage, marginalize and belittle the valid cause of Rights for Blacks?
BS. Then they would so viciously opposed marriage referendums like they do, would they?
Well, just remind people what the “marriage acts” are in same sex marriage and see if they still think it is o.k. Pretty harmful if one thinks about it and researches it.
“Say it enough and the sheep believe the lie apparently.”
No say it enough and the sheep will simply get tired of fighting it. Then their hope is that it all goes away, if they get what they want. And when it doesn’t go away, they’ll still be too tired to fight.
Same with Amnesty. If it would only get passed, then we won’t have to see all this BICKERING anymore on the issue.
Sucks, but that is how liberals win.
Payback is going to be hell
No matter what “laws” these pervs pass or what judicial rulings they get...they are still pervs.
There ya go.
Those new ‘constitutional rights’ seem to spring up like weeds in these days.
80% Try 95% or greater and that includes a vast majority of lawyers, even constitutional lawyers. Do you really believe that Elana Kagan EVER read the Constitution? Do you really believe Obama ever read the constitution? I doubt it. Affirmative Action all the way. Right to the SCOTUS and the POTUS!
I doubt Kagan ever read a book. She definitely looks simple.
Homosexual propaganda is working.
It’s a shame Doma wasn’t overturned say back in the early 00’s or late 90’s. Back then a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage could have passed if that had happened.
How much things have changed, Vermont passed civil unions in 2000, that caused such a backlash that Republicans took the State House, in VERMONT.
Meant to ping you to #40
"80% of Americans have never read the document"
I agree. If you tell people that the "Equal Protections Clause" is in the Declaration of Independence, Google would probably see many requests for the DoI, Thomas Jefferson's "all men are created equal," good enough for them.
As mentioned in related threads, the Supreme Court case of Minor v. Happersett indicates the following about the 14th Amendment's Equal Protections Clause. Virginia Minor had argued that her citizenship in conjunction with the Equal Protections Clause of the then recently ratified 14th Amendment gave her the right to vote regardless that she was a woman. The Supreme Court didn't buy her argument, however, but clarified that the 14th Amendment did not introduce any new constitutional protections; it only strengthened constitutionally enumerated rights.
3. The right of suffrage was not necessarily one of the privileges or immunities of citizenship before the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment, and that amendment does not add to these privileges and immunities. It simply furnishes additional guaranty for the protection of such as the citizen already had [emphasis added]. Minor v. Happersett, 1874.
So since the states had never amended the Constitution to expressly protect woman sufferage, women didn't have the constitutional right to vote before or after 14A was ratified.
So this means that women shouldn't be voting now, right?
Virginia Minor's efforts to establish woman sufferage weren't wasted because the states subsequently ratified the 19th Amendment to the Constitution which effectively gave women the right to vote.
On the other hand, it remains that since the states have never amended the Constitution to expressly protect so-called gay rights, such "rights" remain unconstitutionally protected. But it is presently ultimately up to a given state's legal majority voters as to whether or not their state recognizes gay agenda issues like gay marriage.
What's currently going on with judges overturning state prohibitions on gay marriage by state lawmakers and voter referendums is this imo. Pro-gay activist judges are taking advantage of low-information voters, including evidently low-information state lawmakers, who have probably never been taught about the importance of constitutionally enumerated rights, such judges wrongly legislating such rights from the bench.
pretty sure the guys that wrote the Constitution would have had the fags run out of town... or worse
The primary assertion of this article is patently false - I doubt that more than 30% of the US population believes this is a right. Even Kalifornia voted down gay marriage.
Depraved federal judges are forcing this on the nation. And the media put out lies like the above to frame it as a fait accompli in order to cow the majority into thinking they are in the minority and all hope is lost.
Could we just have the civil war now and get it over with?
I just want to know how many “people” took the poll three, or more times?
Proving that brain washing still works on the weak minded.
You forgot Incestuous Marriage.
I wonder how the Founders would react to the homo agenda
There is no right to do wrong. Never has been. Never will be.
Maybe in the early 1990s. DOMA was 1996.
It was a different country back then.