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59 percent of Californians approve of same-sex marriage

Lesbian News - San Diego

A new Field Poll released Wednesday shows that support for same-sex marriage in California has increased with 59% of residents favoring same-sex unions. The poll showed that the largest increase in approval since 2010 came from middle-aged voters, nonpartisans and Republicans. Other significant gains in support come from Catholics, Latinos and older voters.

“This is real change,” said Poll Director Mark DiCamillo.

The turning of the tides is due in part to LGBT allies and activists who have worked hard to overturn California’s Prop 8 – a measure that was recently dubbed unconstitutional by an appeals court earlier this month.

“With 59% of Californians now in favor of marriage equality, including nearly half of those over 60, the writing is on the wall,” said Rick Jacobs, chair and founder of the Courage Campaign.  “The public clearly believes that gay and lesbian couples are no different than their straight counterparts. We love, have families and build community as do all caring people.

This poll is a caution to the right wing that leads the Republican Party today. Even as Romney, Santorum and Gingrich fight to be king of the anti-gay hill, the winner may discover he’s king of an ant hill.”

With the fall of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ and the hopeful demise of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the Supreme Court would offset a precedent if it overruled the same-sex marriage in the state of California.



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1 Comment for “59 percent of Californians approve of same-sex marriage”

  1. Take it from a Massachusetts citizen, if gay marriage becomes legal in a whole lot of places, I’m pretty sure it will tear asunder the very fabric of society. (I don’t know how because I’m not super-positive I know exactly what “asunder” means.) However, I know it’s going to happen because… well, because my husband and I are working hard on it right this very minute.

    At this point, I think we all (including Californians) need to ask ourselves one important question: What kind of fabric exactly is at stake? I think it’s important to know because, for example, linen would not only tear but would wrinkle like crazy… especially when you’re talking asunder-level tearing, you know?

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