Report: Pro-Marriage Legislators Win Elections
Analysis from Freedom to Marry and Third Way demonstrates that state legislators who support the freedom to marry win their bids for reelection.
Key findings (PDF):
- 97% of state legislators who voted for marriage and ran for reelection won, compared to only 90% of incumbent state legislators nationwide.
- Of the 5 who lost, 2 were under investigation for corruption or misuse of taxpayer dollars, so only 3 of 146 lost without being under an ethics cloud (2%).
- At least 85% of the 13 Republican legislators who voted for marriage since the 2010 election did not lose their seats because of it.