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Poll: Calif. support of gay marriage at 61 percent

There are 15 comments on the The Salinas Californian story from Feb 28, 2013, titled Poll: Calif. support of gay marriage at 61 percent. In it, The Salinas Californian reports that:

The Field Poll found 78 percent support among people 39 and younger and a solid majority of middle-aged residents now back gay marriage -- 56 percent.

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Xavier Breath

West New York, NJ

#1 Feb 28, 2013
Let the whining begin.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#2 Feb 28, 2013
Time to vote.

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#3 Feb 28, 2013
It's good to know that, if the Supremes fail to follow the constitution, that we *can* likely get marriage rights back in CA with another vote. There will be lots of screaming and crying and kicking about it, but it's very comforting to know that the progress toward equality is continuing at a strong pace.

I don't believe the Supremes will leave Prop H8 intact, but it's nice to know we still have a path to equality if they don't do the right thing.

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#4 Feb 28, 2013
More than just a semantic distinction, 10 states currently recognize marriage equality, while only 9 issue licenses to same sex couples.

Rhode Island recognizes same sex marriages from out of state. They have not yet converted their civil unions to full marriage, but are headed in that direction. And Ca. still recognizes in and out of state marriages done before prop. 8 passed. While perhaps a minor detail, it is a very real consideration for married same sex couples in those states.

“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES”

Since: Aug 08

MUST BEGIN WITH A SINGLE STEP!

#5 Feb 28, 2013
Not Yet Equal wrote:
More than just a semantic distinction, 10 states currently recognize marriage equality, while only 9 issue licenses to same sex couples.
Rhode Island recognizes same sex marriages from out of state. They have not yet converted their civil unions to full marriage, but are headed in that direction. And Ca. still recognizes in and out of state marriages done before prop. 8 passed. While perhaps a minor detail, it is a very real consideration for married same sex couples in those states.
The problem with California is that it doesn't recognize those Same-Sex couples who are legally married in one state as "MARRIED" here if they got married AFTER November 4, 2008......they then see them as Domestic Partners......and that's not good!!!

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#6 Feb 28, 2013
eJohn wrote:
It's good to know that, if the Supremes fail to follow the constitution, that we *can* likely get marriage rights back in CA with another vote. There will be lots of screaming and crying and kicking about it, but it's very comforting to know that the progress toward equality is continuing at a strong pace.
I don't believe the Supremes will leave Prop H8 intact, but it's nice to know we still have a path to equality if they don't do the right thing.
Did you see the polling in Rhode Island? It's even better there with 89% of those under age 40 supporting marriage equality. The ONLY age group with a slight majority opposed were those over age 70.

All my conspiracy theories aside, the trend DOES look promising for the future votes we WILL have to have elsewhere- like Oregon, Colorado, Ohio, and of course Michigan.

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#7 Feb 28, 2013
NorCal Native wrote:
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The problem with California is that it doesn't recognize those Same-Sex couples who are legally married in one state as "MARRIED" here if they got married AFTER November 4, 2008......they then see them as Domestic Partners......and that's not good!!!
Agreed.

Without a time machine, it doesn't do much good for those who didn't get married before then.

But for those who did get married in another state, country, or in Ca, before then, it is nice to know those marriages are still recognized, no matter what happens to prop. h8.

“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES”

Since: Aug 08

MUST BEGIN WITH A SINGLE STEP!

#8 Feb 28, 2013
Not Yet Equal wrote:
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Agreed.
Without a time machine, it doesn't do much good for those who didn't get married before then.
But for those who did get married in another state, country, or in Ca, before then, it is nice to know those marriages are still recognized, no matter what happens to prop. h8.
Yes, seeing that my wife and I happen to be one of those couples:-)

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#9 Feb 28, 2013
NorCal Native wrote:
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Yes, seeing that my wife and I happen to be one of those couples:-)
That's what I thought.

So your marriage is currently recognized in 11 states and DC, Canada, Mexico, etc...

“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES”

Since: Aug 08

MUST BEGIN WITH A SINGLE STEP!

#10 Feb 28, 2013
Not Yet Equal wrote:
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That's what I thought.
So your marriage is currently recognized in 11 states and DC, Canada, Mexico, etc...
Yes, now, if only the federal government and the VA would that would be great!!!

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#11 Feb 28, 2013
NorCal Native wrote:
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Yes, now, if only the federal government and the VA would that would be great!!!
Soon, very soon!

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#12 Feb 28, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>Did you see the polling in Rhode Island? It's even better there with 89% of those under age 40 supporting marriage equality. The ONLY age group with a slight majority opposed were those over age 70.

All my conspiracy theories aside, the trend DOES look promising for the future votes we WILL have to have elsewhere- like Oregon, Colorado, Ohio, and of course Michigan.
We'll definitely need a vote here in Michigan. As long as Republican gerrymandering has kept our Supreme Court full of fundie idiots, it's not coming from them, is it?

If Rhode Island has such high support, why are they dragging their feet? It seems like they're just not all the interested in the issue.:-(

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#13 Feb 28, 2013
eJohn wrote:
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We'll definitely need a vote here in Michigan. As long as Republican gerrymandering has kept our Supreme Court full of fundie idiots, it's not coming from them, is it?
If Rhode Island has such high support, why are they dragging their feet? It seems like they're just not all the interested in the issue.:-(
It's the Senate President who's opposed to marriage equality and has blocked a vote in past years. I think her hand will be forced this year since the House already passed it. She's going to have to allow a vote in the Senate, and it's almost certain to pass.

Since their session runs through end of June, they'll likely wait until after the SCOTUS rulings come out to schedule a last minute vote.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#14 Feb 28, 2013
Btw, has anyone heard anything out of Delaware? There seems to be no action there yet even though the Dem controlled legislature & the Gov have both expressed an intent to pass marriage equality this year.

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#15 Mar 1, 2013
eJohn wrote:
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We'll definitely need a vote here in Michigan. As long as Republican gerrymandering has kept our Supreme Court full of fundie idiots, it's not coming from them, is it?
If Rhode Island has such high support, why are they dragging their feet? It seems like they're just not all the interested in the issue.:-(
Because they recognize marriages from other states, and it is a small state surrounded by equality states, I think some of the pressure is off of them. Many of the people who want to get married have probably already done so. They also have strong opposition from the Catholic church.

I think Sheeple has it right. The anti-gay Senate leader will stall until SCOTUS rules, so they can blame them rather than accept responsibility for doing the right thing.

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