Gay rights’ surprise weapon: Morality

  • metta

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    Dec 31, 2011 9:48 AM GMT
    Gay rights’ surprise weapon: Morality

    "Morality, not tolerance, moved gay marriage into the mainstream in 2011"

    http://www.salon.com/2011/12/30/the_year_gay_rights_arrived/singleton/
  • Cutlass

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    Dec 31, 2011 11:16 AM GMT
    metta8 saidGay rights’ surprise weapon: Morality

    "Morality, not tolerance, moved gay marriage into the mainstream in 2011"

    http://www.salon.com/2011/12/30/the_year_gay_rights_arrived/singleton/


    This is great news, especially the part that claims the Gallup Poll found 53 percent of Americans favored gay marriages. However, this statistic may not apply to all areas of the country such as the bible belt areas of the South, Utah, strongly roman catholic areas, and communities with a majority of older people.
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    Dec 31, 2011 5:43 PM GMT
    Look at immorality among heterosexuals....lots of immoral goings on there as well.......straights can be just immoral as us gays....morality can and is practiced by homosexuals just like heteros who practice good morality...all marriage is a sacred bond between 2 people...people today..including heteros...forget that...look how long marriages last in general..someone cheats...it's over..plus people in general have lost patience and the art of compromise...2 key ingredients for a long lasting love.............
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    Dec 31, 2011 6:20 PM GMT
    Cutlass said
    metta8 saidGay rights’ surprise weapon: Morality

    "Morality, not tolerance, moved gay marriage into the mainstream in 2011"

    http://www.salon.com/2011/12/30/the_year_gay_rights_arrived/singleton/


    This is great news, especially the part that claims the Gallup Poll found 53 percent of Americans favored gay marriages. However, this statistic may not apply to all areas of the country such as the bible belt areas of the South, Utah, strongly roman catholic areas, and communities with a majority of older people.


    In NC where they will have to vote on a constitutional band the acceptance of either a civil union are marriage has been right inline with the country.

    http://www.elon.edu/e-web/elonpoll/093011.xhtml

    Majority of N.C. residents oppose constitutional ban on same-sex marriage

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    Fifty-six percent of North Carolinians oppose a state constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, according to the latest Elon University poll, and the number of people who would prefer to see no legal recognition for same-sex couples has dropped since pollsters asked the same question two years ago.

    The poll, conducted Sept. 25-29, 2011, surveyed 594 North Carolina residents and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.02 percentage points. The sample is of the population in general, with numbers that include both landlines and cellular phones. The Elon University Poll does not restrict respondents by voter eligibility or likelihood of voting.

    N.C. constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage
    September 2011: 56 percent oppose / 39 percent support
    February 2011: 56 percent oppose / 38 percent support
    March 2009: 50 percent oppose / 43 percent support

    Oppose any legal recognition for same-sex couples:
    September 2011: 34 percent
    February 2011: 35 percent
    March 2009: 44 percent

    Support civil unions or partnerships, but not full marriage rights:
    September 2011: 29 percent
    February 2011: 29 percent
    March 2009: 28 percent

    Support full marriage rights:
    September 2011: 33 percent
    February 2011: 28 percent
    March 2009: 21 percent

    North Carolinians will go to the polls in May to vote on such a constitutional amendment. Lawmakers in Raleigh approved the ballot measure late this summer.

    “The ballot referendum that would ban same sex marriage will be the issue to watch this year,” said Mileah Kromer, assistant director of the Elon University Poll. “With North Carolinians so divided on this issue, expect a tough battle over the next few months as both sides attempt to sway public opinion in their favor”
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    Dec 31, 2011 6:29 PM GMT
    Catholics are actually ahead of the nation in favoring some form of legal recognition of same-sex couples. Too bad their leadership are among the biggest voices for the opposition.
  • Cutlass

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    Jan 08, 2012 5:14 AM GMT
    I think the trend is in our favor, just as the polls show, and that the churches that oppose us will be grasping at straws as they still stand by their losing war.