Thursday, March 15, 2012

Support from unexpected places

From the WSJ, via Prop8trialtracker:
The most-recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll suggests that views on gay marriage are shifting faster than for any other hot-button social issue in recent memory, pollsters say..... The poll showed the biggest jump among blue-collar voters and African Americans, two key Democratic constituencies. Support among blue-collar voters jumped 20 percentage points to 49%. African-American support for gay marriage rose from 32% to 50%. More than half of Hispanics and voters aged 18 to 34 also voiced support.
Wow! That's quite impressive. The 'tracker goes on to say,
If these trends hold up, this could be big news for the marriage movement, not just in terms of the President’s position but also the greater political landscape itself. .... More importantly, it means that the political majority that favors marriage is not only growing, but becoming more diverse.
It's becoming more American. It's just what Prop8 supporter David Blankenhorn said as he testified against us in the Prop8 trial:
“We would be more American on the day we permit same-sex marriage than the day before.” (source PDF)

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