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

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

Editorial, after editorial, after editorial, after editorial, after editorial, after editorial, after editorial, after editorial, after editorial, after editorial

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Macy’s Joins the Parade for Marriage Equality

Huffington Post
May 30, 2008

Evan Wolfson highlights the Macy’s ad in honor of the freedom to marry in California, the significance of a poll showing majority support for equality and against a discriminatory amendment in California, and a video of Bill O’Reilly’s skepticism about the opposition to marriage equality. (Link)

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LA Times poll shows amendment beatable

Los Angeles Times
May 23, 2008
Overall, the proposed amendment was leading 54% to 35% among registered voters. But because ballot measures on controversial topics often lose support during the course of a campaign, strategists typically want to start out well above the 50% support level. (Link)

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