For the first time ever - A MAJORITY OF AMERICANS BACK GAY MARRIAGE

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    Mar 19, 2011 3:54 AM GMT
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110318/ts_alt_afp/usgaymarriage

    We're on the right track.
    In 2004, only 32% of Americans backed gay marriage.

    But sadly the poll findings reveal that Republicans still oppose gay marriage by a two to one ratio.

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    Mar 19, 2011 4:17 AM GMT
    Ahhh the old generation is dying out. Not that I want to point the finger to all old people. And not that I'm not going to be old myself. But it's the main reason American is more for gay marriage now. yay.
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    Mar 19, 2011 12:28 PM GMT
    This is definitely good news.
    I thought I would add my two cents...
    whenever you're having a "debate" with a right-wing Republican d-bag, if you can truthfully point out that they are in the minority, IT DRIVES THEM CRAZY. icon_biggrin.gif
    I assume it's because they associate "minorities" with everything they hate, so to be one themselves, even ideologically, is appalling.
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    Mar 19, 2011 12:33 PM GMT
    Let's not get ahead of ourself here. It's 53% of 1,000 people who answered the poll. Not half of the entire country.
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    Mar 19, 2011 12:43 PM GMT
    I can't even manage what that comments sections looks like, if there is one. I'm not brave enough to find out.

    Welp I'm out. icon_confused.gif
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    Mar 19, 2011 1:46 PM GMT
    It doesn't matter what the sample size is, it is the margin of error that matters. Sadly, it isn't included in the article. Usually ABC/Washington Post is 3% and reputable, but I'll wait for CBS/NYT and/or Gallup to confirm before I begin celebrating. It is the margin of error that matters in a poll.
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    Mar 19, 2011 2:21 PM GMT
    JAKEBENSON saidAhhh the old generation is dying out. Not that I want to point the finger to all old people. And not that I'm not going to be old myself. But it's the main reason American is more for gay marriage now. yay.


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    Mark this day down !! You and I definately agree on this !!

    I don't wish anyone dead, but I will be so glad when this bigoted older generation is out of the way of our country becoming more open minded so we can put bigotry behind us. Yes I'm older too !!! Ironic isn't it !! LOL !!
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    Mar 19, 2011 4:34 PM GMT
    Peteyboy583 saidIt doesn't matter what the sample size is, it is the margin of error that matters. Sadly, it isn't included in the article. Usually ABC/Washington Post is 3% and reputable, but I'll wait for CBS/NYT and/or Gallup to confirm before I begin celebrating. It is the margin of error that matters in a poll.



    There will always be some variability in poll results, but the important thing is that overall, all the polls are showing a strong trend toward Americans becoming more and more supportive of equal rights for gay Americans.

    It's safe to cheer.
    A majority of the country is moving over to our side.
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    Mar 19, 2011 4:39 PM GMT
    It might be a majority, but we can rest assured the American system is so well designed that a real popular majority for anything will not change any policy.

    Checks and balances, you know.
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    Mar 19, 2011 4:43 PM GMT
    kscott6671 saidLet's not get ahead of ourself here. It's 53% of 1,000 people who answered the poll. Not half of the entire country.


    exactly.... where was the sample pool WEHO and San Fran?
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    Mar 19, 2011 5:44 PM GMT
    Why does it matter what Americans think in a poll? If laws were created based on polls, "separate but equal" may have been undone later in the USA's history (or still remain). Thankfully, those activist Supreme Court justices overturned Plessy v. Ferguson in Brown v. Board of Education. If "activist judge" means someone who cuts through the political BS and upholds basic human values with blind justice, I want more activist judges. Unfortunately, the term has been adulterated by politicians as a smear against those judges who believe that interpretation of words written hundreds of years ago can evolve icon_eek.gif.

    Some judges have castrated themselves of their basic sense of right/wrong for fear of being labeled an "activist" to the point where the big issues are not being weighed, or in some instances, they're decided on spuriously (e.g., corporate funding of political candidates' advertisements cannot be limited) based on narrow arguments and under the shield of precedence. No federal court wants to hear any challenges to DOMA, relegating this important issue to the states.

    The graphic below depicts state-based defense of marriage amendments (color legend is here). It shows how this issue is coming to a head in a way that will force the Supreme Court to consider a DOMA challenge in the (hopefully near) future. Let's hope that when it does, the Roberts court is as activist as the Warren court was when it decided on Brown v. Board of Education.

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    Mar 19, 2011 5:49 PM GMT
    canuckguy19 said
    kscott6671 saidLet's not get ahead of ourself here. It's 53% of 1,000 people who answered the poll. Not half of the entire country.


    exactly.... where was the sample pool WEHO and San Fran?


    Why do you have to be so negative?
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    Mar 19, 2011 6:21 PM GMT
    TheHottestTwink said
    canuckguy19 said
    kscott6671 saidLet's not get ahead of ourself here. It's 53% of 1,000 people who answered the poll. Not half of the entire country.


    exactly.... where was the sample pool WEHO and San Fran?


    Why do you have to be so negative?



    And so WRONG.
    Everybody knows it would be over 90% if the sample pool was WEHO or San Fran!
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    Mar 22, 2011 6:39 PM GMT
    This is great news.