Thursday, May 29, 2008

California voters narrowly support gay marriage

For the first time, a poll of Californians shows a majority support gay marriage:
For the first time in over three decades of polling on the issue of same-sex marriage laws, The Field Poll finds more California voters approving than disapproving of allowing same-sex couples the right to marry and having regular marriage laws apply to them. In a survey completed May 17-26 among a random sample of 1,052 registered voters the idea of allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry is now approved by a 51% to 42% margin statewide.
I think that anti-gay marriage ballot initiative is going to have a hard time. By November, there will a lot of actual marriages. Some of them will include famous people (Ellen DeGeneres, George Takei) I think some people who might otherwise vote against gay marriage will think twice about invalidating already existing marriages.

That doesn't mean we shouldn't fight it hard, though.


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