Young Evangelical Christians and the 2008 Election

Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research
September 30, 2008
Young evangelical Christians display generational differences on some key social issues. A majority of younger white evangelicals support some form of legal recognition for civil unions or marriage for same-sex couples. [Link]

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Poll: Anti-gay ban not wooing voters

San Francisco Chronicle
September 25, 2008
Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment to ban gay couples' marriages, is in dire straits, with 55 percent of likely voters opposed and 41 percent in favor of the ban. Making it even tougher for the measure's supporters, only 4 percent of those surveyed were undecided. [Link]

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Worried About Marriage in California

The Huffington Post
September 19, 2008
The ACLU's Matt Coles says recent polling data showing a small majority opposing Prop. 8 "doesn't tell us that we've completely convinced them," and that he is concerned numbers could shift once campaign ads by supporters of the amendment hit TV. [Link]

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Poll finds discriminatory marriage ban lacking support

San Jose Mercury News
August 27, 2008
A new Public Policy Institute of California poll finds that 54% of likely voters oppose Prop 8, while 40% support the anti-gay measure. However, voters are evenly split, 47%-47%, on whether they support marriage for gay couples. [Link]

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Poll shows Jerseyans like Corzine, ready for marriage equality

The Star-Ledger
August 19, 2008
When asked whether New Jersey should follow California and Massachusetts in allowing same-sex couples to get married, 50.1 percent said yes while 42.3 percent said no. "No one should doubt the meaning of these numbers," Steven Goldstein, chairman of Garden State Equality, said. "New Jersey wants to end discrimination in marriage and is ready for our public officials to do it right now."[Link]

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Study finds shift in gay demographic

365Gay.com
August 5, 2008
The researchers said that two-thirds of younger gay people expect to be partnered with kids at some point in their adulthood, while less than a third of gays 35 and older expect the same. And overall, gay people rank marriage equality as the number one issue about which they’re passionate, followed by the environment, health care and the economy. [Link]

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Making same-sex couples’ marriages count

Los Angeles Times
July 18, 2008
Decisions about data collection should not be driven by political and value-laden judgments about marriage. They should be grounded in the demographic and legal realities of this nation. [Link]

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Majority in poll rejects marriage ban

Sacramento Bee
July 18, 2008
A new Field Poll finds that 51 percent of Calif. voters oppose a constitutional amendment to ban marriage for gay couples, while 42 percent support Prop. 8 and 7 percent are undecided. [Link]

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Poll:  NYers support Gov on order respecting same-sex couples’ marriages

Quinnipiac University
June 12, 2008
New York State voters support 53 - 40 percent Gov. David Paterson's order to state agencies to recognize same-sex marriages performed outside New York. [Link]

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Who Supports Marriage Equality? ... A Show of Hands

In the wake of the California Supreme Court decision upholding the freedom to marry (for which the court just denied a rehearing or stay) and New York's Gov. Paterson directing state officials to rightfully uphold the state's law to honor out of state marriages by same-sex couples, support for marriage equality is being voiced across our country:

— Polls Nationwide and in California Show Majority Support

Macys Publishes Full-Page Ads Honoring the Freedom to Marry

Jay Leno Says "I Do" in Support of Marriage Equality

Bill O'Reilly & Gov. Schwarzenegger See Defeat for Anti-Gay Advocates in CA

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