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New Hampshire Voters Support Marriage

Timothy Kincaid

April 28th, 2009

The New Hampshire Freedom to Marry Coalition is reporting that a poll by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center finds support for marriage.

A poll released today by New Hampshire Freedom to Marry shows that 55% of New Hampshire Voters support marriage for lesbian and gay couples, while 39% are opposed.

The Senate will vote on the marriage bill tomorrow.

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quo III
April 28th, 2009 | LINK

That’s strange – the title of your post seems to be missing a word. Shouldn’t there be a ‘gay’ between ‘Support’ and ‘Marriage’? Supporting marriage isn’t automatically the same thing as supporting marriage between people of the same sex – not in the real world.

Bruno
April 28th, 2009 | LINK

@quo III: tell that to the “National Organization for Marriage” too. Have you? Because being “for Marriage” in the real world means any kind of marriage, including same-sex. Have you told them this?

Duncan
April 28th, 2009 | LINK

It’s a matter of context. No post on this blog would say “support” for what it opposes. Support is for friends.

Eddie89
April 28th, 2009 | LINK

I would rather have the headline read: “New Hampshire Voters Support Marriage Equality”

Are there going to be two forms of marriage? Straight or gay? Or just marriage. Period.

Marriage Equality, people! Marriage Equality!

quo III
April 28th, 2009 | LINK

Bruno, you’re wrong as a matter of logic. What you’re saying is equivalent to suggesting that if one is in favour of sex one is in favour of any kind of sex, including rape, incest, bestiality, and whatever else. Being in favour of something in general does not mean that one is in favour of absolutely all forms of it.

Jason D
April 28th, 2009 | LINK

quo, rape is not sex.

There’s nothing wrong with the title. Sorry, but the times are changing. Check out m-w.com’s definition of the word “marriage” since at least 2004, marriage, according to well established dictionary, includes same sex couples.

Priya Lynn
April 28th, 2009 | LINK

Quo III the National Oraganization “For” Marriage is not for marriage – they are against marriage for all people.

quo III
April 28th, 2009 | LINK

Jason D, I’m not going to try to argue about the definition of sex with you. I’ll just say that your view of rape is not correct, and leave it there.

Priya Lynn: the NOW is for marriage as they define it, and they have at least as much right to their definition as anyone else.

Bruno
April 29th, 2009 | LINK

@quo III: You just proved my point then. If the author of this article prefers same-sex marriage over other forms of marriage, then he is in the right to title it this way, just as NOM can title their organization to reflect their own view of marriage.

Unless what you’re trying to say is that there’s only one “correct” view of what marriage is, which I think is true. In that case, I’m proud to say, you are as far from right as can possibly be. Have a nice day :)

Ephilei
April 29th, 2009 | LINK

The decision is whether lesbian and gay couples should get married, get “unioned,” or live without legal recognition. Getting them heterosexually married is not an option. (Sorry, Exodus.) In this context, marriage = gay marriage. In another context, like heterosexual marriage, it could mean something else.

More importantly: Yippee! The tide is turning!

Priya Lynn
April 29th, 2009 | LINK

Quo III the National Oraganization “For” Marriage may ostensibly be “for” heterosexual marriages but none of their actions are in support of those marriages. Their reason for being and all of their actions are aimed at opposing same sex marriages, thus they are far more of a National Organization AGAINST marriage than in any conceivable way an organization “for” marriage.

Dave
April 29th, 2009 | LINK

legislation that will enhance civil rights protections, while also protecting our freedom of speech

I have to hand it to Obama — the man’s got balls.

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