Let the majority rule on gay marriage

Let the majority rule on gay marriage

by digby

This poll on whether we should make gay marriage legal in all 50 states is very clarifying:

Across the nation's major demographic, political, and religious groups, support for the proposed law ranges from as high as 77% among self-described liberal Americans, and 76% among those with no religious affiliation, to as low as 23% among weekly churchgoers, and 30% among Republicans and conservatives.

Other groups showing at least 60% support for legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide include Democrats, adults aged 18 to 34, those who rarely or never attend a church or other place of worship, moderates, Easterners, and Catholics. Others showing less than 50% support include Protestants, adults 55 and older, Southerners, and men.

Is anyone surprised at who and where the majority against is? Didn't think so.

By the way, it might be time for the president to evolve on this again as well. The last we heard he was "personally" in favor but felt that states had a right to say otherwise because people have "different beliefs." At this point the majority of this country is in favor of nationally recognized equal rights for a minority. Yes, we believe in "majority rules, but protect the minority." But the idea that the rights of the minority means that one minority group has a right to prohibit another minority group from equality under the law is a perversion of that principle.