Poll: People of Color More Likely to Support Gay Marriage Than Whites

  • metta

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    May 24, 2012 5:52 AM GMT
    Poll: People of Color More Likely to Support Gay Marriage Than Whites

    http://colorlines.com/archives/2012/05/people_of_color_more_likely_to_support_gay_marriage_than_whites_abc_poll_finds.html
  • TheBizMan

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    May 24, 2012 6:15 AM GMT
    This'll get em talkin
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    May 24, 2012 6:20 AM GMT
    That's because there are millions of white religious right Repubs who hate the gays.

    Everybody knows that.
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    May 24, 2012 6:36 AM GMT
    It's because they're tired of explaining to everyone what "DL" stands for.
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    May 24, 2012 9:20 AM GMT
    I'm sure it was not the white population of CA that was to vote in Prop8
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    May 24, 2012 9:26 AM GMT
    tru_blu_auzzie saidI'm sure it was not the white population of CA that was to vote in Prop8


    There you are again possum! Always available from your busy schedule for your 2cents worth (although this one was rather short - are you ill?)
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    May 24, 2012 9:43 AM GMT
    "The poll also finds that 59 percent of African Americans say they support same-sex marriage, up from an average of 41 percent in polls leading up to Obama’s announcement of his new position on the matter. Though statistically significant, it is a tentative result because of the relatively small sample of black voters in the poll."

    I'm not sure what to think of that. At first glance it strikes me as both a little encouraging yet a little disturbing. I don't know how to read into it. That's a huge swing in public opinion over one guy's announcement. So is this how people felt all along but didn't have courage to express it? Is it a lack of independent thinking? What accounts for that change? Could people be just as easily swayed away? It strikes me as strikingly faith-based. The practicality of having somebody's support notwithstanding, you want to believe but how can you trust?
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    May 24, 2012 3:31 PM GMT
    All it ever takes is leadership.

    Good news; let's see if it holds.