Media sources always claim this (support for same sex marriage is rising). They are trying to get people to vote for it, but it never works.
Don't ever believe the news lol; it always has a slant one way or another...... Only some of it is true, but never all.
K- basically we have this in Cali:
On the March 7, 2000 primary election, Proposition 22 was adopted by a vote of 61.4% to 38%, thus adding § 308.5 to the Family Code, largely replicating the 1977 enactment. The one-sentence code section explicitly defined the union of a man and a woman as the only valid or recognizable form of marriage in the State of California.
In 2000 - 38% For, 62% Opposed.
Then, we have:
For several weeks in 2004, the mayor of San Francisco issued marriage licenses regardless of applicants' gender. The consolidated lawsuits which resulted eventually reached the Supreme Court of California. On May 15, 2008, it overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage with the ruling In re Marriage Cases. The four-to-three decision took effect on June 16, 2008. Two weeks earlier, the initiative to override this result of the court decision qualified for the November election ballot. The Court declined to stay its decision until after the November elections.
The ballot initiative, Proposition 8, a state constitutional amendment titled Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry Act, appeared on the California general election ballot in November 2008 and passed with a 52% majority.[
In 2008 - 48% For, 52% Opposed.
I have problems believing voting results either..... and don't believe it is true in a lot of cases, but just accept it for what it is, right now, until i get further into it. BUT.... according to these results, the next election, we may see a win for gay people, and they will get their marriages......
I do have trouble believing that, with actually 52% opposed voters in 2008 in possibly the most liberal state in the nation, over half the nation is FOR gay marriage. I think half of California voters might be, but the validity of the polls is very questionable in my mind. I think it's more likely that when asked, half the nation could be, but really, it just doesn't affect a good percentage and they are apathetic. The people who REALLY care and go to the polls in droves are religious folk and gay people.