Most Californians Support Gay Marriage Now.


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Good news for our gay brothers and sisters, and liberty and equality in general, passed on by the moral-authority-free Marty Wisckoll:

For the first time, more Californians favor gay marriage (50 percent) than oppose it (45 percent), according to a new poll by the Public Policy Institute of California. Among likely voters support is virtually the same and within the margin of error, 49 percent to 45 percent.

Since PPIC began asking the question in 2000, support has never before been more than 45 percent.

“There are clear partisan divisions: majorities of Democrats (64%) and independents (55%) are in favor, and most Republicans (67%) are opposed,” according to the PPIC summary.

Meanwhile, 75 percent of Californians favor repealing the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for gays in the military…

Read the entire PPIC report and poll.

I still think it’s premature to put this up on the ballot again this year, when it could be so close – but if the groups supporting the repeal of Prop 8 insist on not waiting till ’12, then they can sure count on my support!


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