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Record-High 6 in 10 Americans Support Marriage Equality, Poll Finds


Record-High 6 in 10 Americans Support Marriage Equality, Poll Finds

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

As proponents of marriage equality prepare to argue their case before the U.S. Supreme Court next week, a record-high 6 in 10 Americans say they support same-sex marriage, according to a new poll by the Washington Post and ABC News.


This from the Journal of constitutional Law (2010):

"… the effect of public opinion on the Court. Certainly, Professor Friedman and others could be right: the public has a direct influence on the Court because the Justices are concerned about their legitimacy in the short and long-terms. But it is equally plausible, as Flemming and Wood explain, that the Justices are simply “social beings confronted with the plethora of stimuli emanating from American culture, media and politics.

In other words, the same things that influence public opinion may influence the Justices, who are, after all, members of the public too."

We can only hope that SCOTUS rules in favor of marriage equality thus overturning the ruling of the 6th District Court of Appeals, which prompted the cases in Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Ohio to seek a Supreme Court hearing/ruling/decision. Even more, there is hope that concomitant legislation would be implemented nationwide IN THE NEAR FUTURE granting equal rights to LGBTQ persons in employment (non-discrimination based on sexuality), access, and equal treatment AS THE HUMAN BEINGS THEY ARE!


Polls can be skewed. The voters in California and Oregon voted to ban gay marriage more than once. The decision to allow gays to marry was handed out by activist judges that were not elected and by their lawyers. In Oregon the lead lawyer who supported gay marriage also defended adult porn shops and explicit vulgar sex in art. These are the types of people leading this agenda. This article is misleading saying it is the average American who is ok with it. If anything it is a lesson in how little our votes and voice count and it is tragic because American are so complacent we have a warrior society of perverts now taking over. I guess we must look to other countries for inspiration.