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Polls Show Growing Public Support For Gay Marriage

There are 66 comments on the National Public Radio story from May 23, 2014, titled Polls Show Growing Public Support For Gay Marriage. In it, National Public Radio reports that:

Over the last decade, public opinion on whether gay couples should be allowed to marry legally has reversed, with more now in favor of legal same-sex marriage than opposed to it.

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Jimmy

Boardman, OR

#1 May 23, 2014
Really? Then why does every state have a voter approved ban against homo-marriage? The only way queers are getting homo-marriage to go through is by buying liberal activist judges to overturn these bans put in place by the people. Why not leave it to popular vote if the majority supports it? BECAUSE THEY DON'T! THESE POLLS ARE BS!
Jimmy

Boardman, OR

#2 May 23, 2014
And if the majority of America supports homosexual perversion then it's only because we have become a nation of liberal, PC, limp-wristed pansy-ass puppets. No wonder we are the laughing stock of the world.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#3 May 23, 2014
Jimmy wrote:
And if the majority of America supports homosexual perversion then it's only because we have become a nation of liberal, PC, limp-wristed pansy-ass puppets. No wonder we are the laughing stock of the world.
Po'thang
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You're just not gay enough; sugar

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#4 May 23, 2014
Isn't it funny that the lyin' Jimmy comes from one of the states that NEVER had a voter-approved ban on "homo-marriage?" Isn't it funny that lyin' Jimmy ignores the wishes of a majority of his fellow Washingtonians who voted for "homo-marraige?" If he's lying about all that, could he possibly also be lying about them all being liberal, PC, limp-wristed pansy-ass puppets?

No wonder lyin' Jimmy is a laughing stock. No wonder he has to act tough to make himself feel important.

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#5 May 23, 2014
nhjeff wrote:
Isn't it funny that the lyin' Jimmy comes from one of the states that NEVER had a voter-approved ban on "homo-marriage?" Isn't it funny that lyin' Jimmy ignores the wishes of a majority of his fellow Washingtonians who voted for "homo-marraige?" If he's lying about all that, could he possibly also be lying about them all being liberal, PC, limp-wristed pansy-ass puppets?
No wonder lyin' Jimmy is a laughing stock. No wonder he has to act tough to make himself feel important.
Now he will have to morph into a new poster from another location. Such drama!!

“Unconvinced”

Since: Nov 09

Seattle, WA

#6 May 23, 2014
Jimmy wrote:
Really? Then why does every state have a voter approved ban against homo-marriage?
Because most of those bans are from the late 90's. Polls have a tendency to change after 15 or 20 years.
Jimmy wrote:
Why not leave it to popular vote if the majority supports it?
Why bother to have a Constitution if the majority can set whatever policy they want? Why bother to have judges, if they are forbidden to disagree with the majority?

You must be very happy with the marriage laws in Maine, Maryland and Washington, since they WERE approved by popular vote.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#7 May 23, 2014
Jimmy wrote:
Really? Then why does every state have a voter approved ban against homo-marriage? The only way queers are getting homo-marriage to go through is by buying liberal activist judges to overturn these bans put in place by the people. Why not leave it to popular vote if the majority supports it? BECAUSE THEY DON'T! THESE POLLS ARE BS!
What you say is not true. New York, and some other states, had their legislatures pass marriage equality in their states.

“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES”

Since: Aug 08

MUST BEGIN WITH A SINGLE STEP!

#8 May 23, 2014
Jimmy wrote:
Really? Then why does every state have a voter approved ban against homo-marriage? The only way queers are getting homo-marriage to go through is by buying liberal activist judges to overturn these bans put in place by the people. Why not leave it to popular vote if the majority supports it? BECAUSE THEY DON'T! THESE POLLS ARE BS!
Outside of North Carolina, whose ban was enacted recently.......most other States passed their mini DOMA'S back in the late 90's, early 2000's........several of those bans have already been ruled UNCONSTITUTIONAL and since 2012 election.......3 states passed marriage Equality at the ballot box and 1 State made sure discrimination WASN'T enacted in their Constitution!!!

I say yes, let's vote on EVERYONE'S right to marry.......opposite-sex and Same-Sex.........and we'll see how it comes out, okay?

Funny how there ONLY liberal ACTIVIST Judges when they DON'T rule the way you want them to!!!

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#9 May 23, 2014
NorCal Native wrote:
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Outside of North Carolina, whose ban was enacted recently.......most other States passed their mini DOMA'S back in the late 90's, early 2000's........several of those bans have already been ruled UNCONSTITUTIONAL and since 2012 election.......3 states passed marriage Equality at the ballot box and 1 State made sure discrimination WASN'T enacted in their Constitution!!!
I say yes, let's vote on EVERYONE'S right to marry.......opposite-sex and Same-Sex.........and we'll see how it comes out, okay?
Funny how there ONLY liberal ACTIVIST Judges when they DON'T rule the way you want them to!!!
What I find humorous, is that Judge John Jones III, who recently ruled Pennsylvania's ban unconstitutional, was highly recommended to President Bush by noted far-right homophobe and all-around Roman Catholic NUT, Rick Santorum, who pushed hard to have him nominated to the federal bench. LOL
Christians In Name Only

Philadelphia, PA

#10 May 23, 2014
The Republican base - stu pid id iots, as the phrase goes - must double down on its opposition to women's, gay and workers' rights, or what will it stand for?

You cannot rule a nation just on the "fact" that the earth is 6000 years old.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#11 May 23, 2014
Straight forward question.
Real people answering.
9831 cities.
Do you support gay marriage?
Support 115,967
Oppose 160,896
http://www.topix.com/issue/gay-marriage

“Take Topix Back From Trolls”

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#12 May 23, 2014
Jimmy wrote:
Really? Then why does every state have a voter approved ban against homo-marriage? The only way queers are getting homo-marriage to go through is by buying liberal activist judges to overturn these bans put in place by the people. Why not leave it to popular vote if the majority supports it? BECAUSE THEY DON'T! THESE POLLS ARE BS!
You start out wrong and then you continue on with your rest. Go back and redo your homework boy.
Christians In Name Only

Philadelphia, PA

#13 May 23, 2014
Wondering wrote:
Straight forward
Right, self selected, internet polling is the best data.

To those who can't say what they are since they "aren't" religious and "aren't" Republicans.

“Take Topix Back From Trolls”

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#14 May 23, 2014
Wondering wrote:
Straight forward question.
Real people answering.
9831 cities.
Do you support gay marriage?
Support 115,967
Oppose 160,896
http://www.topix.com/issue/gay-marriage
Real people? Well thanks for playing Mr. Wondering.
9831 cities? Yeah right, all over the world.

Man, you're an idiot.
hi hi

Lancaster, PA

#15 May 23, 2014
Rainbow Kid wrote:
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Po'thang
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You're just not gay enough; sugar
Saw the first response; didn't recognize the name. Saw that they'd included a second response. I read to the fourth or fifth word, "perversion," and instantly dismissed the rest of the post, not even seeing it.

There is no *logic* to such a position; there is no final, irrefutable, quantifiable *reason* for holding such a view except having been taught to blindly re-spew it.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#16 May 23, 2014
NorCal Native wrote:
I say yes, let's vote on EVERYONE'S right to marry.......opposite-sex and Same-Sex.........and we'll see how it comes out, okay?
I'm all for it but it will never happen.

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#17 May 23, 2014
Wondering wrote:
Straight forward question.
Real people answering.
9831 cities.
Do you support gay marriage?
Support 115,967
Oppose 160,896
http://www.topix.com/issue/gay-marriage
So you think that a self-selecting group of Topix participants is a realistic representation of the American population?? That sure explains a lot.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#18 May 23, 2014
Wondering wrote:
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I'm all for it but it will never happen.
Doing so would be unconstitutional. SCOTUS ruled that in 1943. That's one of the reasons we have a federal constitution and 50 state constitutions. To remove certain things from "the tyranny of the majority". We do NOT live in a democracy.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#19 May 23, 2014
eJohn wrote:
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So you think that a self-selecting group of Topix participants is a realistic representation of the American population?? That sure explains a lot.
Yes I do. Almost 300,000 votes. No trick questions.
It's much more a representation as the 500 people some news/polling outfit convinces to participate.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#20 May 23, 2014
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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What you say is not true. New York, and some other states, had their legislatures pass marriage equality in their states.
As a matter of fact, three states enacted marriage equality with a vote of the electorate (ME, MD, and WA).

In addition, MN's legislature enacted marriage equality following a vote of the electorate.

Seven more states and the District of Columbia enacted marriage equality through the normal legislative process (NH, VT, RI, NY, DE, IL, and HI.

More states enacted marriage equality through the democratic process than through judicial action (MA, CT, NJ, PA, NM, IA, CA and OR). This is, of course, about to change as sweeping court decisions hasten the demise of anti-gay laws.

By the way, what's the scoop in IL? Are all counties now issuing marriage licenses to any who ask? Or are they still waiting for the bill to officially take effect--which would be next week?

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