Tuesday, July 21, 2015

'Gay Marriage' Still/More Unpopular, Polls Show

New mainstream (liberal) polls show that Americans are less supportive of same-sex "marriage" after the June Supreme Court decision and that the majority of Americans were never supportive in the first place.  Polls also continue to show that Americans value religious liberty over "gay rights" demands to force Christians to celebrate deviant sexual behavior.

For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Poll Shows Americans NOT For 'Gay Marriage' or Anal Sex

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

Homosexualists' Lies: Can't Change Public Opinion

-- From "Poll: Voters split on gay marriage" by Keith Laing, The Hill 7/18/15

The [AP-GfK] poll found 42 percent of voters support gay marriage, while 40 percent oppose it.

Similarly, 47 percent of the poll's respondents said local officials should be required to issue same-sex marriage licenses, even if they have religious objections to the practice, while 49 percent said officials who are personally opposed to gay marriage should be exempt from the new requirements.

Asked directly about their opinion of the Supreme Court's ruling, 39 percent of the poll's respondents said they approved of the Justices' decision, and 41 percent said they disapproved.

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From "AP Poll: Sharp divisions after high court backs gay marriage" by David Crary and Emily Swanson, Associated Press 7/21/15

The Supreme Court's ruling last month legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide has left Americans sharply divided, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll that suggests support for gay unions may be down slightly from earlier this year.

Overall, if there's a conflict, a majority of those questioned think religious liberties should win out over gay rights, according to the poll. While 39 percent said it's more important for the government to protect gay rights, 56 percent said protection of religious liberties should take precedence.

. . . The percentage saying they favor legal same-sex marriage in their state was down slightly from the 48 percent who said so in an April poll. In January, 44 percent were in favor.

Asked specifically about the Supreme Court ruling, 39 percent said they approve and 41 percent said they disapprove.

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From "AP Poll: Americans split over court’s gay marriage ruling" by Emily Swanson, Associated Press (Washington Post) 7/20/15

. . . 59 percent think wedding-related businesses should be allowed to refuse service to same-sex couples, compared with 52 percent in the earlier poll. By comparison, 46 percent said businesses in general should be allowed to refuse service because of their religious principles, while 51 percent said that should not be allowed.

. . . 65 percent of Democrats but only 22 percent Republicans favored allowing same-sex couples to legally marry in their state.

Most Democrats said it was more important for the government to protect gay rights, 64 percent to 32 percent. Most Republicans said it was more important to protect religious liberties than gay rights, 82-17.

And 7 in 10 Republicans, but just 3 in 10 Democrats, said local officials with religious objections should be exempt from issuing marriage licenses.

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From "Gay marriage: mainline denominations affirm SCOTUS" by David Roach, chief national correspondent for Baptist Press 7/20/15

With a new Associated Press poll suggesting decreased support for same-sex marriage among Americans generally, a watchdog group that monitors mainline [Christian church] bodies said gay-affirming denominations are more progressive regarding marriage than the culture.

Less than a week after the court's June 26 ruling, the General Convention of the Episcopal Church amended the church's canons to allow marriage between people of the same gender. Deputies, as the Episcopal Church calls delegates to its convention, also authorized liturgies that can be used at same-sex weddings, according to Episcopal News Service.

Leaders of the PCUSA said in a June 26 statement released by the denomination's office in Louisville, Ky., "The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that same-gender couples have a constitutional right to marry nationwide, striking down bans in 14 states. Church leaders believe today's ruling is a step in the right direction as society's views have continued to change in recent years."

The United Church of Christ, which affirmed gay marriage in 2005, issued a June 26 news release "celebrating the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court to affirm marriage equality for all people."

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) both released statements expressing division within their fellowships regarding the Supreme Court ruling.

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From "U.S. Support for Gay Marriage Stable After High Court Ruling" by Justin McCarthy, Gallup 7/17/15

These data are from a July 8-12 Gallup poll, conducted about two weeks after the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges legalized gay marriage nationwide. . . .

. . . The two-percentage-point difference between the May and July estimates is not statistically meaningful.

[This Gallup poll indicates a 2-point drop in support for same-sex marriage, along with a 3-point increase in those opposing same-sex marriage immediately following the Supreme Court decision.]

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UPDATE 9/29/15 - President Obama Speech: Gay Agenda Trumps Christianity