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Poll: Gay marriage support rises to 59% in California

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  1. I suppose the latest poll was taken at San Francisco?

    1. Don’t be so stupid and fatuous.

    2. GingerlyColors 1 Mar 2012, 8:02am

      During the Proposition 8 Referendum in 2008, something like 75% of San Francisco’s electorate supported gay marriage. Now if that opinion poll was taken in San Francisco, the figures would suggest a huge fall in support for gay marriage.

  2. Take it from a Massachusetts citizen, if gay marriage becomes legal in a whole lot of places, I’m pretty sure it will tear asunder the very fabric of society. (I don’t know how because I’m not super-positive I know exactly what “asunder” means.) However, I know it’s going to happen because… well, because my husband and I are working hard on it right this very minute.

    At this point, I think we all (including Californians) need to ask ourselves one important question: What kind of fabric exactly is at stake? I think it’s important to know because, for example, linen would not only tear but would wrinkle like crazy… especially when you’re talking asunder-level tearing, you know?

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    1. Go for it Pete and all the luck in the world to you and your husband in tearing apart the fabric..

  3. Rayne Van-Dunem 1 Mar 2012, 5:18am

    Let’s look at the jump in the number of people aged 60+ who agree or at least do not oppose the concept of same-sex marriage.

    Some might say that this is a matter of waiting for those who were past 40 years old back when no partnership laws were available for same-sex couples at the state level (the current registry was established in 1999).

    But I want to be a bit more charitable. I’d still think that the presence of open same-sex couples in everyday life in urban, suburban neighborhoods or rural hamlets also grows the image of the normal gay couple in U.S. or British popular culture.

    There’s still large pockets of both countries which have never seen as many homosexual couples as have much of California, and a “squick” or “wierdo” or “fetish/kink” factor plays into uneducated stereotypes about “gay sex” in these areas. We here in the U.S. just have larger pockets.

  4. GingerlyColors 1 Mar 2012, 8:03am

    It is now time to consign Propostion 8 to the dustbin of history. Unlike Arnold Schwarzenegger, it will not be back.

  5. Singapore Sam 1 Mar 2012, 6:55pm

    59% is still quite low compared to the civilised world.

  6. stephen kay 18 Jul 2012, 7:06pm

    Yup… sorry I am just not buying it.

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