southbeach1500 saidWell, this certainly bursts the bubble of many of the liberal hens on here who are constantly equating the South of today to the South of 200 years ago.
Not surprising though, as these same people live in the Washington - New York - Boston "liberal zone" or in "red" San Francisco and to them, the South is a place to be feared and to "fly over" as they go from the "liberal safe haven" of the Northeast to the "liberal safe haven" of California.
Except many of these gay couples with children in the south are not because the gay couple decided together to have children. It is because gays tend to come out later in life, and are bringing these children with them from their earlier heterosexual relationship/marriage into the gay relationship. I have a feeling if this were just gay couples that decided together to have children, those results would be very different."A large number of gay couples, possibly a majority, entered into their current relationship after first having children with partners in heterosexual relationships, Mr. Gates said. That seemed to be the case for many blacks and Latinos in Jacksonville, for whom church disapproval weighed heavily."
And no, I don't think the South is backwards and hillbilly. Kind of funny how you accuse liberals of making a generalization by making a generalization yourself. So here is my generalization- So many of you on both sides do this same thing in these news and politics threads of right vs left, Democrat vs Republican, conservative vs liberal. You're all so predictable- guilty of the same thing you accuse the other side of.