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New Yorkers support marriage bill

Timothy Kincaid

June 29th, 2011

A Quinnipiac poll reveals support for New York’s new marriage equality law. Between June 20 and June 26, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,317 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.7 percentage points.

24. Would you support or oppose a law that would allow same-sex couples to get married?

Support 54%
Oppose 40%
DK/NA 5%

Considering that this poll bracketed the June 24 vote and that the marriage bill occupied front page coverage during that period, it is fair to assume that the results for the theoretical “a law” can be imputed to the law that was passed.

This certainly must not be happy news for Maggie Gallagher and the National Organization for Marriage. Their stated plan for reversing marriage equality in New York is to

PHASE 1: Elect pro-marriage majorities next November that will approve a marriage amendment in both the Assembly and Senate during the 2013 legislative session.

PHASE 2: Protect pro-marriage candidates in the 2014 elections, so that the amendment can receive final legislative approval in the 2015 legislative session.

PHASE 3: Successfully pass the ballot measure when it goes before voters in November 2015.

I don’t think that this is intended as self-parody.



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Friday was a big payday for Gallagher and Brown. Their four year plan means they plan on sticking around that long talking nonsense while collecting their salaries.

Now we have to find out who funds them and how much they’re paid.

Richard Rush
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Well, I suppose NOM does need to show a triumphal reversal plan to keep the money flowing in from their fearful gullible followers.

Maggie and Brian need to milk this gig as long as they can. After all, where do you look for a new job when your most recent professional “accomplishment” is: failed crusading bigot against marriage equality.

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I just read their salaries are each around $500k annual. Bigotry pays quite well.

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Good luck getting that Assembly majority together, Maggie. And if anything, the state Senate is going to slip to pro-marriage Democrats.

Tom Monaghan isn’t a getting much of a return on his money. After California reverses Prop 8 a year and a half from now it’s pretty much over except for the crying and the DOMA repeal.

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