Tuesday, May 20, 2014

'Gay Marriage' Not Favored in Polls, Only in Court

While more activist judges rule that voting for natural marriage is unconstitutional, such as yesterday's ruling in Oregon, polls show that a majority of the American electorate will continue to vote in support of marriage as one man and one woman.  It's not just Republican voters who favor natural marriage, even most people in the "blue state" of Oregon want to negate the tyrannical judge's ruling.
“It is clear that the GOP faithful are not ready yet to support changing the [Iowa] state party’s defense of the traditional definition of marriage.”
-- Christopher Budzisz, Associate Professor of Politics and Director of the Loras College Poll
UPDATE 5/29/15: Homosexualists' Lies: Can't Change Public Opinion

UPDATE 2/26/15: (read below)

UPDATE 4/29/15: Gallup Poll Finds Almost No Americans Want a 'Homosexual Marriage'

UPDATE 9/24/14: Poll Finds Americans NOT For 'Gay Marriage' or Anal Sex

UPDATE 9/6/14: 'Gay Marriage' Battle Seeks Supreme (Court) Savior

For background, read how activist judges across America are forbidding voters the right to define marriage as between one man and one woman.

But many polls continue to show that 'Gay Marriage' is NOT America's ChoiceFor example read Detroit Black Pastors Denounce 'Gay Rights,' Same-sex 'Marriage'

In addition read how it's the Republican Party that is pushing the Gay Agenda.

-- From "Generational divide over gay marriage, pot" by Katie Glueck, Politico 5/19/14

Clear generational divides exist on the hot-button social issues of gay marriage and marijuana legalization, a new POLITICO poll of voters who will decide the most competitive House and Senate races finds.

That split is starkest on the question of same-sex marriage, which is supported by 48 percent of those surveyed overall. But that number skyrockets to 61 percent among people between the ages of 18-34.

Slightly more than half of those between ages 35 and 49 support gay marriage; the figure drops to 48 percent among those aged 50-64 and tapers off to 35 percent among those 65 and older. Overall, 52 percent of those surveyed oppose gay marriage.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Poll finds strong support for defense of marriage among Iowa GOP voters" by James Q. Lynch, Sioux City Journal Des Moines Bureau 5/19/14

More than three-fifths of likely Republican primary election voters would like to maintain the party’s plank affirming traditional marriage, according to poll results released Monday.

Nearly a quarter of the 600 Iowa Republicans polled agreed that government shouldn’t have a role in marriage – a position taken by delegates to the 1st District Republican convention. The 20-county 1st District includes Cedar Rapids, Cedar Falls-Waterloo and Dubuque.

Just 10 percent favored altering the state party’s platform to reflect the legalization of same-sex marriages by the Iowa Supreme Court decision in the 2009 Varnum v. Brien, according to the Loras College Poll conducted by phone May 12-13.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Poll: Iowa Republicans strongly support 'traditional' marriage plank in party platform" by Jason Noble, Des Moines Register 5/19/14

A poll of likely Republican primary voters conducted earlier this month by Loras College found 61.7 percent favor defining marriage within the party platform as between one man and one woman, as it currently is.

Republicans have long opposed same-sex marriage and supported policies – including state law and constitutional amendments – mandating that marriage be only between a man and a woman.

In the party's 1st District convention last month, though, delegates approved rewriting the marriage plank to say government should not be involved in such matters.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Federal court strikes down Oregon’s gay-marriage ban" by Jonathan J. Cooper, The Associated Press 5/19/14

Within minutes of Judge Michael McShane's ruling, county clerks across the state started issuing marriage licenses.

In Portland, some couples lined up for their licenses at the Multnomah County building more than four hours before McShane released his opinion. The county issued more than 70 licenses Monday afternoon, according to Oregon United for Marriage.

McShane's opinion came a decade after voters amended the Oregon Constitution to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman.

Four same-sex couples challenged the ban last year. In February, state Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said she would not defend the ban in court, citing last year's U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down key parts of the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Lawless Obama Administration: States Should Violate Oath for 'Gay Marriage'

From "Gay marriage in Oregon (no appeal)" by Dale Carpenter, Washington Post 5/19/14

In an unusually personal opinion, Oregon District Judge Michael McShane today held that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. . . . and the Ninth Circuit today rejected a last-ditch effort by the National Organization for Marriage to intervene, so it seems there will be no appeal. That makes Oregon the 18th state to recognize same-sex marriages.

Counting both federal and state court decisions, it’s the seventeenth consecutive judicial win for same-sex marriage advocates since the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor last summer. Most of the federal court wins are on hold while appeals are pending.

What really distinguishes the decision from many others is the personal terms in which Judge McShane, who has a son and is in a same-sex relationship, concluded it:
Generations of Americans, my own included, were raised in a world in which homosexuality was believed to be a moral perversion, a mental disorder, or a mortal sin. . . .

It is not surprising then that many of us raised with such a world view would wish to protect our beliefs and our families by turning to the ballot box to enshrine in law those traditions we have come to value. But just as the Constitution protects the expression of these moral viewpoints, it equally protects the minority from being diminished by them.

. . . Where will [the Gay Agenda] lead? I know that many suggest we are going down a slippery slope that will have no moral boundaries. To those who truly harbor such fears, I can only say this: Let us look less to the sky to see what might fall; rather, let us look to each other … and rise.
To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Poll: Majority say Oregon same-sex marriage issue should go before voters (again)" by KATU-TV2 Staff (Portland, OR) 5/19/14

About 52 percent of the 600 adults surveyed said voters should vote on the issue while 45 percent said the issue has been decided.

In the same poll, 66 percent said a judge should not have the right to “in general” overturn the will of voters.

More specifically, pollsters asked whether a judge has the right to overturn the voters’ will on the same-sex marriage issue. In that case, 64 percent said no – a judge does not have that right.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

UPDATE 2/25/15: From "81% of Americans Want To Be ‘Free to Follow Their Beliefs About Marriage’" by Rudy Takala, CNSNews.com

An overwhelming majority of Americans (81 percent) - including 80 percent of non-religious people - believe that the government “should leave people free to follow their beliefs about marriage as they live their daily lives at work and in the way they run their businesses.”

That's according to a national survey commissioned by the Family Research Council (FRC) and conducted by WPA Opinion Research.

Respondents from all key demographic groups said Americans should be free to follow their religious beliefs about marriage without government interference. Hispanics were most likely to do so, with 89 percent supporting religious freedom, followed by whites (81 percent) and African Americans (77 percent).

A smaller majority said they support traditional marriage, with 53 percent answering in the affirmative when asked whether they agreed with the statement: “I believe marriage should be defined ONLY as a union between one man and one woman.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

UPDATE 2/26/15: From "61% of Americans don’t want Supreme Court to force gay ‘marriage’ on the states: poll" by Lisa Bourne, LifeSiteNews.com

Along with profound opposition to governmental tampering with religious freedom, more than six in 10 Americans also agreed with the statement, “States and citizens should remain free to uphold marriage as the union of a man and a woman and the Supreme Court shouldn’t force all 50 states to redefine marriage.”

The results fly in the face of the presumption for Americans to concede that the whole country accepts homosexual “marriage,” undoubtedly telling a different story than what the media would have everyone believe, said FRC President Tony Perkins.

A Fox News poll also found last fall that a more Americans oppose legalization of homosexual “marriage” than support, at 47 percent and 44 percent respectively.

A recent Associated Press poll said most Americans favor not forcing the owners of wedding-related business to go against their religious convictions by compelling them to provide services for homosexual “weddings.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read American Decline: Obama's Gay Agenda vs. Christians

And read Gay Agenda will be Complete when Christians are Muzzled, Say Homosexualists as well as Senator Ted Cruz Says the Gay Agenda Ends Christian Liberty