Through The Static

May 16, 2008

Battle Against Gay Marriage to Begin

Filed under: Culture,Government,Legislation,Rights,Uncategorized,Wake Up Call — disciplepete @ 2:51 pm

So now that the California Supreme Court has legalized gay marriage, we can expect the political fight against it to begin, as this article from the San Jose Merucry discusses:

It looks very likely conservative groups will succeed in putting a constitutional amendment before California voters in November to overturn the court’s decision…

Meanwhile, the California electorate is growing more Democratic and, polls show, more comfortable with the idea that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry. A June 2007 survey of likely voters by the Public Policy Institute of California found gay marriage losing, but by a slim 48 percent to 46 percent. In 2000, the margin was 55 percent to 38 percent.

Elsewhere, others suggest, the re-emergence of gay marriage on the national stage could inflame conservatives and convince them to finally get fully behind Republican presidential candidate John McCain, for whom they’ve shown only lukewarm support.

So according to the survey mentioned in the article, it should be a close vote if the gay marriage/constitutional amendment issue is decided on by voters this November. My feeling is that if you are a Californian who supports the rights of gays to marry, you better get to the polls, because I’m sure the opponents will be out in full force.

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