Wednesday, May 17, 2017

It's Not The Same

Remember the days when same-sex marriage was a dangerous issue?  Just goes to show you, nothing is as powerful as an idea....  The latest survey has almost two-thirds of the voters supporting it.

More interesting, 47% of Republicans support legalizing gay marriage.  (Too late guys, it's already a right.)  Almost half of the GOP sides with something that was political poison less than a decade ago.  And I bet if you surveyed the younger half of those voters, it'd be well over half.

I'm only bringing this up to quote myself.  From a post on March 20, 2013:

...we'll never again have a Democrat candidate for President who doesn't support marriage for gay couples.  The bigger question is how long will it take for Republicans to do what Democrats are doing right now.  I suspect the change will be swift--that within a decade we'll have a Republican candidate for the White House who supports gay marriage.

Pajama Guy gets results!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Demographics in action. We are becoming a younger* browner nation.

*Well we are always becoming a "younger" nation as new generations replace the previous ones (actually I think the average age is actually increasing) but this point is that the generations seem to have different tendencies on this issue

5:40 AM, May 18, 2017  
Blogger LAGuy said...

I'm not sure if Latinos or blacks have significantly different views on gay marriage from rest of the country.

As far as youth, the question isn't just why are they different from their elders on this issue, but why won't they change as they get older themselves? The young tend to be more liberal than the old, for instance, but also tend to get more conservative as they age.

10:36 AM, May 18, 2017  
Anonymous Denver Guy said...

But when will we get a politician who advocates eliminating State licensing of marriages to begin with? Sorry - my old pet peeve. However, with the rapidly declining number of people getting formally married at all, I wouldn't be surprised if politicians are not even asked about marriage by 2050.

4:45 PM, May 18, 2017  
Blogger ColumbusGuy said...

It'll be an interesting conversation: The same robot will act as sole politician and sole voter.

And he'll have to impeach himself. (But no worries: He'll never convict.)

5:08 PM, May 18, 2017  

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