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For First Time, Majority of Americans Support Gay Marriage
Fox News ^ | May 22, 2011

Posted on 05/22/2011 12:38:57 PM PDT by Sarabaracuda

A recent Gallup poll shows 53 percent of Americans support making gay marriage legal, Reuters reports.

The poll shows a significant change in mood on the issue from a year ago, when an equal majority opposed same-sex matrimony.

The latest Gallup findings, Reuters reports, are in line with two earlier national polls this spring that show support for legally recognized gay marriage has gained a newfound majority among Americans.

According to Gallup, Democrats and political independents accounted for the entire shift in its survey compared to last year, when only 44 percent of all respondents favored gay marriage, while 53 percent were opposed.

The percentage of Republicans favoring same-sex matrimony held steady at 28 percent.

While same-sex marriage remains a highly controversial issue, homosexual couples have won the right to legally wed in five states – Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire and Iowa. The District of Columbia has also approved same-sex marriage.

"The trend toward marriage equality is undeniable -- and irreversible," Joe Solmonese, president of the gay rights group Human Rights Campaign, said in a statement.

Maggie Gallagher, chairman of the National Organization for Marriage, said the poll shows her fellow opponents of gay matrimony have been "shamed" into silence.

Twenty-nine states have adopted constitutional amendments restricting marriage as between a man and a woman, and 12 other states have passed laws to that effect, according to the Human Rights Campaign.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: analsex; gaymarriage; homosexauls; homosexualagenda; marriage; pervertpower; perverts
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1 posted on 05/22/2011 12:39:05 PM PDT by Sarabaracuda
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To: Sarabaracuda

How come every state that puts it to a vote it loses?


2 posted on 05/22/2011 12:39:50 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: Sarabaracuda

If true, just shows how sick we are in America.


3 posted on 05/22/2011 12:40:53 PM PDT by mulligan
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To: Sarabaracuda

My conclusion is more Democrats have come out of the closet.


4 posted on 05/22/2011 12:41:18 PM PDT by hflynn
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To: hflynn; All

My conclusion, more independents have changed their mind.


5 posted on 05/22/2011 12:44:23 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: mulligan

>>According to Gallup<<

You have to read the article and the source, if Gallup stated that Obama’s approval ratings are off the charts and Ramussen said it’s in the low 40’s, who would you believe?

What’s next, you’ll believe ZOGBY (a family known for being Democrats)?


6 posted on 05/22/2011 12:44:35 PM PDT by max americana (.)
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To: mulligan

If you believe it, you need some fresh air. You’ve been teleported to the SRM parallel universe.


7 posted on 05/22/2011 12:45:16 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Hating *me* won't make *you* handsome, intelligent, straight, male *or* white.)
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To: Sarabaracuda

I don’t believe it for a second


8 posted on 05/22/2011 12:45:59 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: RnMomof7
Even in the uber-liberal state of Kalifornistan voters approved Proposition 8, which said, "only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California" by over 52%.

This poll is a fraud. The only polls that count and the only polls that are believable are those taken in the polling booths on election day.

9 posted on 05/22/2011 12:46:26 PM PDT by South40 (Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!" -- Jim Robinson, 09/30/07)
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Wait. When the majority of Americans polled were against homosexual ‘marriage’ the homosexual lobby said that the polls didn’t matter.


10 posted on 05/22/2011 12:46:33 PM PDT by whd23 (Every time a link is de-blogged an angel gets its wings.)
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To: RnMomof7

bttt


11 posted on 05/22/2011 12:46:45 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Sarabaracuda

Christianity can be lost in a generation. 74% of people in my community do not go to church.


12 posted on 05/22/2011 12:46:58 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever ( Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: Sarabaracuda

.....For First Time, Majority of Americans Support Gay Marriage [sic!!!!]....

I don’t!!!!


13 posted on 05/22/2011 12:48:39 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: Sarabaracuda

Three weeks of Media treatment and the truth is recognized by all.


14 posted on 05/22/2011 12:49:34 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Sarabaracuda

Wgere did they take this poll?

The Castro Street Fair in San Francisco, the queer bathhouses in NY City and the cloak room in the US Senate?


15 posted on 05/22/2011 12:51:08 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. -- John Steinbeck)
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To: stars & stripes forever

But do these 74% condone same-sex marriage?


16 posted on 05/22/2011 12:51:18 PM PDT by 353FMG (The M1911 is mightier than the sword.)
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To: gleeaikin
Wrong. The latest poll revealed a whopping 16 percent increase over the last year among 18- to 34-year-olds in support of letting homosexual couples wed.

Seventy percent of the younger cohort said gays and lesbians should be able to marry. Last year, 54 percent said so.

It's Democrats

17 posted on 05/22/2011 12:52:24 PM PDT by hflynn
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To: gleeaikin
Wrong. The latest poll revealed a whopping 16 percent increase over the last year among 18- to 34-year-olds in support of letting homosexual couples wed.

Seventy percent of the younger cohort said gays and lesbians should be able to marry. Last year, 54 percent said so.

It's Democrats

18 posted on 05/22/2011 12:52:33 PM PDT by hflynn
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To: gleeaikin

My conclusion is that the poll is lying because in EVERY state where the people have a chance to vote on it, they overwhelmingly reject gay marriage.


19 posted on 05/22/2011 12:54:08 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Sarabaracuda

‘Majority of AMERICANS’...how can Gallup be sure of respondents’ citizenship if it only polled by telephone?


20 posted on 05/22/2011 12:54:34 PM PDT by Ben Reyes (Sarah Palin for President 2012)
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To: Sarabaracuda

I don’t believe it...Polls have turned into a “mind control” tool.


21 posted on 05/22/2011 12:54:54 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: GeronL
I don’t believe it for a second

Me neither. Nobody I know was polled. Everyone I know is against permitting sexual deviants from marrying -- without exception. It's an abomination and we all know how God deals with it.

22 posted on 05/22/2011 12:55:07 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: All; Sarabaracuda

People need to be educated about the gay agenda. In MA, Catholic Charities was driven out of the adoption business, because they would not go against their religion and adopt out to gays.


23 posted on 05/22/2011 12:56:12 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: hflynn; All

If 70% of the young cohort favor gay marriage, and if 70% of the young cohirt are Democrats, then Republicans and Conservatives are doomed in the long run.


24 posted on 05/22/2011 12:57:39 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: Sarabaracuda

A classic push-poll. This poll was designed to shape public opinion, not measure it.


25 posted on 05/22/2011 12:58:36 PM PDT by circlecity (')
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To: Sarabaracuda

BF Skinner at work in the school system with the Marxists conditioning young children through the public school system and media to think good is evil and evil is good. Kill Christianity and the Natural family (and the Constitution).

Sex Education is to destroy morality in the sex act—make it into something meaningless and just a commodity to make marriage impossible== and convince children that man and woman are interchangeable....they condition and brainwash with nonsensical books (biological lies) Heather has Two Mommies. Cognitive Dissonance—so people’s foundational knowledge is so screwed up they can not recognize Truth.

Marxism is designed to destroy all traditions (marriage) to destroy the transmission of culture so that Truth becomes meaningless so that the elites can become gods and redesign the world into their vision of “utopia”. Of course, the masses will all be slaves. There is no Universal Truth.....no Natural Law Theory.....No USA...no property rights. No God. They have totalitarian control over all aspects of your life.

Homosexual marriage is all about making up, down, right, wrong....destroying logic and reason and creating a totally irrational world so elites can dictate their own vision of reality which is evil because it denies the laws of nature and nature’s God.


26 posted on 05/22/2011 12:58:49 PM PDT by savagesusie
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To: Sarabaracuda

Does that mean that homosexual men can marry their gerbils?


27 posted on 05/22/2011 12:59:24 PM PDT by animal172 (Does anyone even remember the USA of old?)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Prop. 8 in Kalifornia was passed by 52%, and that was three years ago right? So this poll isn’t too off for Cali.

Now I recall that there are 30 some states that have some sort of no “gay marriage” language in their constitutions (I could be wrong about that), it would be interesting to see how much those passed by, and when they passed.

Freegards


28 posted on 05/22/2011 1:00:40 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: Sarabaracuda

I guess it depends on who you ask.


29 posted on 05/22/2011 1:00:56 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (DeMint/Ryan 2012!!!!!)
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To: Sarabaracuda

Take their polls and shove em.


30 posted on 05/22/2011 1:03:34 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Sarabaracuda

Bullsh*t


31 posted on 05/22/2011 1:06:58 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: re_nortex

bump


32 posted on 05/22/2011 1:07:32 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Sarabaracuda

It would be interesting if they phrased the question this way...

“Do you support having the definition of marriage changed?”

or

“Do you support having YOUR definition of marriage being categorized as bigoted?”

or

“Do you support having your children being taught the NEW definition of marriage in their school?”


33 posted on 05/22/2011 1:09:55 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Sarabaracuda

I guess because their bogus poll shows a majority in favor of this perversion then we, too, should be in favor of it. Well, I don’t care if 99% are for it. I’m against it and always will be and that’s all that matters.


34 posted on 05/22/2011 1:13:43 PM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: Sarabaracuda

Saying something a thousand times may make a thousand people believe it, but a steamin’ pile is still a steamin’ pile when you step in it. That’s reality.


35 posted on 05/22/2011 1:14:06 PM PDT by Mobilemitter (We must learn to fin >-)> for ourselves.........)
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To: gleeaikin

Gallup Polls should not be looked at as “If this Gallup Poll is BS ..... Gallup Polls are BS. The questions are always formulated to illicit a predetermined desired response. Ergo you know the poll will say Americans favor Gay marriage because that is the desired result. It is what it is, something to be ignored.


36 posted on 05/22/2011 1:14:35 PM PDT by hflynn
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To: Sarabaracuda

I’m calling BS on this poll also.

In addition, I’m calling BS on Fox News for even reporting it.

In case anyone hasn’t noticed, we conservatives have added Fox News to the rest of the lame stream media that can’t be trusted with its gay agenda.


37 posted on 05/22/2011 1:18:22 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I'm a Birther - And a Deather)
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To: Sarabaracuda

Whoever this “Maggie Gallagher” (alleged opponent of homosexual and Lesbian “marriage”) is, she needs to learn the difference between being “shamed” into supporting perverted “marriage” (even if one puts that in quotation marks) and being intimidated into silent assent.


38 posted on 05/22/2011 1:21:03 PM PDT by pawdoggie
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To: Sarabaracuda

I was thinking about this this morning. Almost every prime time show has gay characters, especially the shows pushed to younger ones.

I figured out the reason. With the general consensus to abortion, genocide, population reduction, etc......gays don’t breed.

Simple really. It works for the world view.


39 posted on 05/22/2011 1:25:04 PM PDT by proudtobeanamerican1 (A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Abraham Lincoln)
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To: RnMomof7; Sarabaracuda

“How come every state that puts it to a vote it loses?”

Because these polls of “adults” include approx. 50% people who are not even registered to vote.

Party identification percentages are not mentioned in the poll, though support for homo marriage by party is. At least I couldn’t find them. I’ll bet the % of self-identified ‘rats is way out of line. It always is whenever liberal results like this are obtained.

At any rate, what legitimate sense does it make to poll mere “adults” about a topic which is regularly put to a vote?


40 posted on 05/22/2011 1:26:43 PM PDT by Scanian
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To: Sarabaracuda

Get government out of the marriage business. Then it is between the queers and their “clergy.”


41 posted on 05/22/2011 1:28:16 PM PDT by Grunthor (CAIN/BACHMANN or BACHMANN/CAIN. Either way Obommunism is over.)
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To: gleeaikin

My conclusion: A biased MSM has beat the hell out of the populace on this issue and enough have given up/given in


42 posted on 05/22/2011 1:29:07 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat ("Celebrate 'Civility'")
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To: Sarabaracuda

Is there anything the vile media cannot convince the People about?


43 posted on 05/22/2011 1:29:48 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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To: Sarabaracuda

Can you say “PUSH POLL”


44 posted on 05/22/2011 1:32:08 PM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: Sarabaracuda

Homosexual polls are like homosexuals —liars all!


45 posted on 05/22/2011 1:33:38 PM PDT by texican01
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To: Ransomed

But the Cali polls showed Prop 8 losing and it’s passage was unexpected according to the Obama state media!


46 posted on 05/22/2011 1:34:50 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: Sarabaracuda

I’ll stand against the destruction of respect for the natural law premises of this free republic even if I’m the last one willing to do so.

That being said, I don’t believe this poll for a minute.


47 posted on 05/22/2011 1:35:07 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Capital punishment is pro-life.)
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To: truthandlife

When you survey the gay community sir, which is better, a dead queer or a dangerous AIDS Queer.


48 posted on 05/22/2011 1:35:11 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: Sarabaracuda

Not me!


49 posted on 05/22/2011 1:38:16 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Sarabaracuda

This could be turned around in an instant if we said, “Ok. People are no longer allowed to live together UNLESS they are married. This inclues heterosexuals, homosexuals and whatever other combinations might crop up. Gays MUST marry if they are to be together.” SUDDENLY they’d want the opposite. It seems that people simply want to do what they think mainstream society disapproves of. The way these norms change is through parents who don’t want to seem “old fashioned” to their teens and college kids. SO they change their own values. Not that long ago it was trashy to “live together” and only people an the edges did it. Now it has become the new normal. As long as people are afraid to appear old fashioned or just old the decline in values will continue. People aren’t willing to stand up for and expound on the reasons for the existing norms.


50 posted on 05/22/2011 1:42:14 PM PDT by Anima Mundi (If you try to fail and you succeed , what have you just done?)
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