Statistics, eh? It sure seems to me that that the voting record disagrees.<quoted text>
More than 60% of Americans support adoption by gays.
Given that a *majority* of Americans already support the legal recognition of same-sex marriage, it's hardly going against the tide to demand that the United States deal with it.
The demographics HIGHLY favor gay marriage in urban areas from what I've seen. It kind of goes along with the personal space and overstimulation thing that I've been talking about. I can't say that I agree with it and I'll never endorse it, but if you really get a majority, and not just 10 million New Yorkers who think they can tell Kansas what to do, then I'll say that you have sufficient consensus to give it a try.