Skip to comments.Why does gay marriage keep losing at the ballot box? (WaPo writers asks and tries to explain)
Posted on 05/10/2012 7:42:45 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Gay marriage is increasingly accepted across the country. More Americans support gay marriage (47 percent) than oppose it (43 percent), according to a recent Pew survey. In 2004, 60 percent of Americans opposed it in Pew data. Only 8 percent were strongly in favor. In 2004, a majority did not support gay marriage in any state; by 2010, a majority did in 17.
Yet 32 times since 1998, voters have gone to the polls and voted against gay marriage.* Thirty-eight states prohibit gay marriage in some fashion. Even in blue states like California, Oregon and Delaware, gay marriage bans stand. North Carolinas Amendment One Tuesday night was just the latest in a long line of failures at the ballot box for proponents of gay marriage. (Support for bans is falling over time, according to HRC: in 2004 they passed on average 71 percent to 29 percent, but in 2008 the average was 57 percent to 43 percent.)
Gay marriage has had more success in courts and state legislatures. But still, only six states and the District of Columbia allow gay marriage.
What explains the discrepancy between the national movement toward legalization of gay marriage with the repeated failures of such measures at the ballot box? A lot of it comes down to timing.
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Ah, she’s just a weiner.
No wonder she’s trying to rationalize.
Nothing like a good rationalization.
“A lot of it comes down to timing”
No, a lot comes down to fake polling.
BS...a lot of the acceptance percentages come down to rigged data.
Why do I have the feeling that Rachel has an I’m-a-boy hairdo? No amount of trumpeting from the rooftops will stem the inevitable. This is a bubble that is about to burst like a hurricane all over the Left’s marvelously constructed alternate reality.
Here’s her rationalization :
“Primaries, like the one in North Carolina last night, are particularly low turnout affairs giving opponents to gay marriage the edge.”
In other words to this writer, a lot more people REALLY support gay marriage but these people don’t bother don’t bother to vote.
lie in the first sentence of the “story”. Homosexual “marriage” is NOT accepted across the country. It might be accepted in NY and California, but real Americans don’t accept it
NY and California are full of insane people and the rest of the country isn’t about to be dictated to by them
It’s because we have a private ballot. We are truly free to vote our conscience.
Gee...why do ordinary citizens not like gay marriage?
Do you suppose it could be...because it’s an ABOMINATION?
Do you suppose it could be...because WE are GROSSED OUT beyond measure at the very THOUGHT of it it?
Do you suppose it could be...that it GOES AGAINST THE VERY DESIGN of a human?
Do you suppose it could be...that GOD HIMSELF has declared it a SIN?
Naaah. It’s because we’re all a bunch of un-enlightened, knuckle-dragging, religious bigots. Yeah, that’s the ticket. /sarc
Because it's unnatural . . . that's why. It's kinda' like trying to convince us that Mooch-elle's not fat.
Actually California voters REJECTED gay marriage. New York voters were never given a chance to decide. It was rammed through the State legislature with big payoffs from leftist financiers, like BLoomberg, to opponents so they would switch sides. It was a vile act of political corruption.
It lost BIG in NC. And it lost in traditional Democrat areas where there are large % of minorities.
She is puzzled because she observes this stat:
“More Americans support gay marriage (47 percent) than oppose it (43 percent)”.
I don’t know here she gets this data from, but there it is.
I don’t care. California and NY are depraved
A LOT of it comes down to gays going from wanting to have privacy in their bedrooms, to wanting 'tolerance' of their lifestyle in public to now demanding legal endorsement of it.
Or a lot of people who don't want to say to a pollster that they are against non-diverse marriage* politely lying to get the pollster to go away.
* A non-diverse marriage marriage is one where their is no diversity in its sexual make-up. Since diversity is a "good thing" and since the population is roughly 50%/50% male/female, each marriage should reflect the diversity of the populace. Otherwise, there is de facto sexual bias in a marriage if only one sex is represented.
Notice the reference to the “success” they have when the issue is decided against the will of the people by an “enlightened” judiciary...
Hold on a moment. We here in California voted to ban gay marriage in 2008. It was overturned by a sodomite judge.
If the facts were emphasized there would be little support for gay marriage.
What are he facts? There are a multitude of them.
Start with history - from time immemorium all civilizations and religions have outlawed the practice.
Look at the natural world - male/female couplings are the norm, with very few exceptions.
Look at science - scientists for many years have tried to prove homosexuality is part of DNA, and have failed.
Look at the polls - advocates say 10% of the population is homosexual but the scientifically valid surveys reveal only 2% are, slightly less for women, slightly more for men.
And lastly look at Scripture where there are several passages stating sodomy is sinful and some say an abomination.
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