by John Hawkins | April 20, 2005 3:49 pm
We’ve been waiting for the details on the recent Gallup Poll which showed opposition to same-sex marriage at an all-time high, and now we’ve got it.
Some of the things which I thought especially interesting were the results which showed that younger people (18-29) support a Constitutional amendment banning gay marriage by a 56/39 margin (so much for the concept that gay marriage proponents just have to wait until the younger generation grows up), while the demographic with the least support for an amendment is people 50-64 (ie, the cream of the Baby Boomer generation), who only support such an amendment by a 51/45 margin.
As I’ve said elsewhere and often, I am quite suprised and the breadth and depth of both the opposition to gay marriage and the support for a Constitutional amendment (keeping in mind that while it takes a 2/3 vote in Congress and ratification by 3/4 of the States, it does not require such popular majorities in the States to ratify). Right now, I’d figure that such an amendment would have about a 50/50 chance of adoption within a year of being sent to the States by Congress…and as gay marriage proponents continue to blindly and foolishly push their views via the Courts, I think that the chances of adoption will rise rapidly over the next year or two.
The backlash, long-predicted, is here.
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