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Voters are really really (not) concerned about “protecting marriage”

Timothy Kincaid

August 12th, 2010

The latest Pew Research Center survey is in and they’ve found that when it comes to same-sex marriage, voters could not care less. Literally. Of the thirteen categories of concern, same-sex marriage was at the very bottom, in both parties.

The reason we haven’t heard the politicians screaming about Judge Walker’s ruling is because they have figured out that their constituents aren’t interested, don’t want to talk about it, and are probably suspicious about anyone who wants to rant about gays instead of the economy.



August 12th, 2010 | LINK

Of course doesn’t this also mean, at least in the context of Democrats, that marriage equality is not that important to them either?

Timothy Kincaid
August 12th, 2010 | LINK

Yep, Burr, basically no one really gives a poop other than us and NOM. We are fighting for the middle.

Lindoro Almaviva
August 12th, 2010 | LINK

Which means that the only way we will be able to advance this cause is going to be through the courts, until it reaches the SCOUTS.

Less that a year ago, we were being told that the only way we were going to make advances was through individual appeals to voters. Guess now that should be thrown out of the boat, given how apathetic the voters are towards this issue.

August 12th, 2010 | LINK

That wouldn’t gibe with the record off-year turnout at the Maine polls last November. Low priority doesn’t mean people are wholly apathetic.

August 12th, 2010 | LINK

Does this also mean the only time politicians (of any party) really care *for* us is close to election time, when they knock on our doors (or send mail) begging for money, with cute, (false) promises of GLBT support?

… I thought so.

August 13th, 2010 | LINK

Looks like we may just fly under the proverbial radar, given the current economical climate.

During the next two years, until the next round of elections, if it takes that long to get to the Supreme Court, it is unlikely that Gay issues will overtake economics on the public totem pole, AND this gives the public more time to see us in a positive light.

Sadly for the economy, but good for us.

August 13th, 2010 | LINK

But what about the chuldrun? Won’t ANYONE stand up for the chuldrun?!

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