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You know that you’ve lost the “protect marriage” battle, when…

Timothy Kincaid

July 10th, 2012

… when 71% of Utah residents support either marriage or civil unions – according to data from Brigham Young University, as reported by Deseret News.

In the 2012 Utah survey, 43 percent of voters supported civil unions, and 28 percent supported same-sex marriage. Nationally, 24 percent favor civil unions and 38 percent favor same-sex marriage.

Using two election exit polls and two surveys of voter panels derived from those exit polls, the Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy has collected data on attitudes toward gay marriage at four time points beginning in 2004. That year, 54 percent of Utah voters opposed any form of legal recognition for same-sex relationships. The number dropped to 37 percent in 2009, 35 percent in 2010 and fell again to 29 percent in the new latest poll.

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cowboy
July 10th, 2012 | LINK

If this trend continues we might see a gay Royalty Float in the Mormon Pioneer Day parade next year.

Naw.

I’m not ready for that yet. It would mean we’re getting close to Armageddon and that Angel Moroni dude will finally blow that horn.

Andrew
July 10th, 2012 | LINK

Here’s the thing that will ultimately undermine the anti-gay-marriage movement: marriage is conservative. Anyone who is conservative should be rooting for everyone to be married. Once you get past the fact that you can’t will gay people to stop existing, the conservatives will have to conclude that the best “place” for them is… in a marriage.

Which means that the battle ultimately is over whether or not gay people should exist. That ship has sailed. The other thing about conservative groups – especially Mormons and Catholics – is a tendency toward larger families. And we know that demographically, younger folks are more comfortable with gays than their elders.

It’s like they’re doing the work for us. And that’s very much appreciated.

Blake
July 11th, 2012 | LINK

The Mormons are coming! The Mormons are coming?

StraightGrandmother
July 11th, 2012 | LINK

I think if I was in Utah I would lead an effort towards Civil Unions then. It is better than nothing which is what they have now.

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