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Poll: If Prop. 8 Were on Ballot Again, Would You Vote to Ban Gay Marriage?

In 2008, Californians backed amendment to ban same-sex marriages. Have you changed?

President Barack Obama came out of his “evolving” views closet Wednesday by concluding, in an ABC News interview, that “for me, personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.” San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, who has a lesbian daughter, said he applauded the president: “I know it’s a difficult political position, but he’s on the right side—and history will judge him that way.” Yet California voters—along with a 4-0 vote by the Grossmont Union High School District board—turned thumbs down on gay marriage via Proposition 8 in 2008. Have your views evolved?

Komfort June 07, 2012 at 02:02 AM
Actually, you just gave up.
Things I Learned June 07, 2012 at 02:13 AM
"A prominent leader in the Iowa/Nebraska branch of the NAACP —the country’s oldest civil rights group..." http://qctimes.com/news/local/iowa-naacp-leader-quits-over-same-sex-marriage-flap/article_ce71937a-afec-11e1-96dc-0019bb2963f4.html "The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, usually abbreviated as NAACP, is an African-American civil rights organization in the United States, formed in 1909." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Association_for_the_Advancement_of_Colored_People "In its lobbying for gun rights, the NRA asserts the Second Amendment guarantees the right of individuals to bear arms. The NRA opposes measures which it believes conflict with the Second Amendment and/or the right to privacy enjoyed by gun owning citizens. Additionally, the NRA has litigated against legislation such as the Brady Bill on the grounds that it conflicted with the Tenth Amendment, not the Second Amendment. Because the NRA considers gun ownership to be a civil right, the organization calls itself the "oldest civil rights organization in the United States", as it was founded in 1871." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Rifle_Association
Batman June 07, 2012 at 03:39 AM
Can the NAACP or the NRA make sodomy any less unhealthy than it has been for the last 10,000 years?
Richard Fleckner July 18, 2012 at 02:21 PM
This really isn't an issue about "rights", it is an issue of acceptance. Gay people walk around with a feeling of guilt and hope to alleviate that by "coming out of the closet". They want someone to tell them that their behavior is normal. To help them feel better about what they are doing. If enough people tell them that it is O.K. they will feel better about it. Get enough people supporting whatever it is that once was considered wrong and everyone can feel good about anything. People don't want to be told what is right or wrong. The masses don't want to be told that something is a "sin" - so become an atheist and you are no longer accountable. "I can do what I want", "do whatever feels good", regardless of consequence to society or anyone around me. Don't believe in a God or morals - that is way to uncomfortable anyway. Gays don't want to "marry" because they don't have "rights", they want to marry so they can feel "equal" to their heterosexual counterparts. That is THE ultimate for them. A civil union is NOT QUITE the same,"it does not make us equal - it still makes us different". Their ultimate quest is to have it announced that their gay relationship is no different than the heterosexuals. That they are accepted as one and the same. The problem is that it will never be the same. And there is accountability whether you want to believe or not. I can disbelieve all day long and it doesn't change truth. And nothing will ever remove guilt when it is wrong.
Myrtle May July 19, 2012 at 12:31 AM
Thank you Richard for this incite. I find such hypocrisy of those in the Gay community wanting to be "equal" to heterosexuals but yet create all of these separate organizations and services just for the Gay community. Yet, can't understand and won't accept why some heterosexuals would want to keep verbage to define the bond between a man and woman solely within the heterosexual community. It always comes down to their being "hated" - yet, their exclusivity is never questioned nor that some want nothing to do with the opposite sex or children. Is that "hating"? I've read on Gay oriented blogs how advice is given in predominately Gay areas of San Diego that offers should only be accepted from Gay home buyers to keep others out and that anyone working in a position with authority to fire personnel should work at ridding the workplace of religious employees. Is that "hating"?

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