Indiana Voters Split on Gay Marriage,...

Indiana Voters Split on Gay Marriage, According to New Poll

There are 4 comments on the EDGE story from Sep 24, 2013, titled Indiana Voters Split on Gay Marriage, According to New Poll. In it, EDGE reports that:

The pro-gay marriage group Freedom Indiana released a new poll on Tuesday that found Indiana voters were split when it comes to marriage equality.

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“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#1 Sep 24, 2013
Well, the good news is that initial polls in Minnesota were even worse than the 54% of Indiana voters who will fail to oppose the amendment.

But perhaps I am too cynical. Up until the fall of 2012, you could count on the "wouldn't answer," "don't know," and "not sure" crowd to vote against same-sex marriage. But there's strong evidence from Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington that the pattern is no longer valid. The 11% uncommitted may actually split their vote.

I hope the Indiana groups have created their infrastructure and are having millions of conversations with voters.

Since: Jun 11


#2 Sep 24, 2013
We've known since the early days of social science what history has taught and common sense should reveal: Prejudice and discrimination cause needless suffering and death.

Writing prejudice into the constitution won't provide any benefit to opposite sex couples. It only harms same sex couples needlessly.

Since: Jun 11


#3 Sep 24, 2013
First Circuit Appeals:

"Although the House Report is filled with encomia to heterosexual marriage, DOMA does not increase benefits to opposite-sex couples--whose marriages may in any event be childless, unstable or both--or explain how denying benefits to same-sex couples will reinforce heterosexual marriage. Certainly, the denial will not affect the gender choices of those seeking marriage. This is not merely a matter of poor fit of remedy to perceived problem, Lee Optical, 348 U.S. at 487-88; City of Cleburne, 473 U.S. at 446-50, but a lack of any demonstrated connection between DOMA's treatment of same-sex couples and its asserted goal of strengthening the bonds and benefits to society of heterosexual marriage."

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#4 Sep 24, 2013
Since Jewish Americans, and Muslim Americans, are certainly NOT living the "Christian lifestyle", let's VOTE on whether we should allow THEM to get married !:)

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