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Poll says 53% of Americans back gay marriage equality

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  1. Nonsense! Vast majority of Americans are strongly against this garbage and rightly oppose homosexuality.

    1. I agree. American’s are staunchy in support of the correct way to live – in the heteronormative manner! Uganda’s anti-gay laws should be embraced by all other countries, since we really can’t trust those gay folk with our children. Lesbians are fine, of course, as long as they are “corrected” and straight men can watch them get it on. Marriage is a fine institution which has been shown to be immutable when constricted to straight people – if we let gay people out of their restricted locations, it would directly cause a decline in straight marriages! Watch out – you’ve been warned!

    2. Back again, Massive? You do like gay sites, don’t you? Don’t worry – your secret’s safe with us ;)

    3. *Still* getting excited by posting on gay-related websites and fishing for emotional responses?!

      The good news is the percentage points will just keep rising, this won’t hit the roof like it did with the abortion question. That’s because older generations are dying and people are waking up from religion – the two biggest opposition groups. Enjoy the ride!

    4. Bwahhhh!

      The desperate screams and rants of a dying breed of bigots. I witnessed it, with the racists, growing up in Mississippi in the 70’s and now I get the pleasure of witnessing the death of the homophobic bigot brigades.

      Give me a minute, I’m gonna get some popcorn and a coke so I can fully enjoy the show!

    5. I know *I* get excited commenting on this site – especially since there are people who approve of the helpful suggestions that are often promoted by our less-than-homo-friendly straight friends.

  2. I think they should just have the opportunity to get married in separate facilities – preferably in the back of any governmental building – so no respectable straight person has to see them. It would also be helpful if they would stay off the main roads that the rest of us take, since I don’t want my children seeing them. In fact, let’s give them a specific part of town in which they should be restricted from leaving.

    1. Jock S. Trap 18 Mar 2011, 3:16pm

      How about seperate buses and water fountains too?

    2. Maybe they should be kept in ghettos and concentration camps and be required to wear an identifying mark on their clothing? Perhaps an upside-down pink triangle or something like that?

    3. Exactly! Separate but equal…surely no one can find fault with that?

  3. Jock S. Trap 18 Mar 2011, 3:13pm

    Thats 53% of people they asked. I would think it is much higher than that in the country as a whole.

    Maybe being that many seem to be miserable in their marriages and how religious nut jobs disapprove of divorce maybe the question should be…

    Should Gay people have the right to marry and be just as miserable as you lot?

    Bet the percentage for would go up heaps!! but it’s gains would be even better just don’t tell em its a national survey…

    :)

  4. 1001 respondents out of the entire US population is a ridiculously small sample size. This doesn’t really tell us much, in my opinion.

    1. It tells us a lot when compared to other polls of the same size over a period of time. Regardless of the specific numbers the undeniable fact is that the numbers are moving quickly in our direction, in spite of the billions of dollars, millions of hours and unlimited energy that has gone into fighting us.

    2. Um, you do know what a “nationwide poll” means and how they work, right?

      Even if there’s a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points (as is the case with this poll), that’s still a whopping 17 (!) percentage points increase of support from five years ago. That is astounding. And lets not forget that the AP, CNN and Pew polls show similar trends.

      By 2016, this will be over. The conservatives will need to get on board unless they want to completely alienate their base.

    3. The fact that the sample size is tiny compared with the population size is not important provided that the sample is representative of the population, in other words that all groups in the population are present in the sample in the correct proportions. If that has been achieved then in 53% plus or minus 3% is a reasonable (95% confidence) conclusion for same-sex marriage support in the population of the USA.

      1. Jock S. Trap 18 Mar 2011, 4:18pm

        The problem with these small surveys are that even though it shows 53% many esp in Christian circle will cease on it for their own agenda.

        Do a proper survey already.

        Actually why bother just allow Equal Marriage!!

        1. “The problem with these small surveys are that even though it shows 53% many esp in Christian circle will cease on it for their own agenda.”

          Though I assume you meant “seize on it..”, I don’t understand what you’re saying. What will “Christians” seize upon, and what good will it do?

          I certainly agree with your final point. SCREW the polls, just allow equal marriage. Civil rights should never be determined based on polls and popularity.

          1. Jock S. Trap 19 Mar 2011, 8:35am

            Sorry yep I did mean seize.

            What I meant was Christian groups have a history of finding the negative and using it against us, even if the poll is supposed to be positive. When it comes to twisting things they are the masters.

            So why waste time with the polls…? Just give it!

  5. It is encouraging but finally irrelevant. Equal treatment under the law should not be a matter of popular sentiment. This is the point about ‘liberal’ democracy.

  6. Typhoid John 19 Mar 2011, 3:46pm

    I’ve seen the support for marriage equality in America; I don’t doubt that we’re coming around to majority support. What bothers me is that we have so many allies who, come election days, will recognize that it’s not an issue that affects them personally, and despite their best intentions, will probably stay home from the polls unless it’s convenient and they don’t have to go too far out of their way. The frothing-mouthed bigots, on the other hand, will be driving down in angry droves. It doesn’t matter if they’re in the minority; they’re vocal enough that, unless we can start pushing our allies to come through on their promises, we don’t yet stand a chance.

  7. While I understand we are fortunate to live in countries where free speech is encouraged, for the life of me I don’t understand why anti-gay folks continue to peruse these pages. Odd that.

  8. The bird with the red hair is actually quite attractive for a lezzer. Hold on, is it a tranny?

  9. eek. I take it you don’t like men?

  10. Jock S. Trap 20 Mar 2011, 9:24am

    Oo-er misses…

    …bitter much?

  11. @lila – And this is exactly the same kind of rhetoric as “same sex couples are not good parents”, just the other side of the coin, and equally as insane. Lets keep the extremism and silly absolutes to yourself shall we, there’s a good girl.

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