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Unlike their Senators, New Yorkers want marriage equality

Timothy Kincaid

December 3rd, 2009

NY Senators who voted against equality thinking that they were doing “the will of the people” may find themselves trying to make stuttering explanations in future debates. Cuz “the people” certainly didn’t ask for marriage to be denied to their gay neighbors.

A Marist Poll released yesterday:

Do you favor or oppose legalizing same-sex marriage in New York State?

Favor – 51%
Oppose – 42%

Favor – 61%
Oppose – 33%

Favor – 47%
Oppose – 47%

Favor – 48%
Oppose – 44%



December 3rd, 2009 | LINK

Actually looks like NYC is where there is a big difference. Most of the senators of course don’t represent NYC.

NYC is actually the only spot in New York that’s mostly liberal. Upstate and Long Island tend to be conservative. By population, NYC tends to outrepresent all other areas of the state (it’s actually caused tension among LI). However by area, the conservative to moderate districts outnumber the liberal ones.

Short explanation on New York. Not sure how many bloggers are from my state.
I just wish this outcome was not so.

richard Sherlock
December 3rd, 2009 | LINK

Pools consistently over estimate the support for gay marriage. In every state where these has been an actual vote by people the difference between the polls in the last week and the actual vote has been six point against gay marriage. In the 30 states that have voted on gay marriage the average combined vote against against gay marriage has been over 60%. These are facts not wishes The favorite claim of the LBGT community about interracial marriage is bogus. When the Supreme Court held bans on interracial marriage unconstitutional they were not making new, unpopular law. By then well over 30 states permitted it

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