They write:. One of the great coups of the movement for same-sex marriage has been to plant the premise that it represents the inevitable future. This sense has inhibited even some who know perfectly well that marriage is by nature the union of a man and a woman. They fear that throwing themselves into the cause of opposing it is futile — worse, that it will call down the judgment of history that they were bigots.
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Frank James. Quinn, New York Gov. The victory for marriage equality legislation in New York has placed in sharp relief the willingness of state lawmakers, particularly Republicans, to openly support same-sex marriage and President Obama's reluctance to do the same on the national stage. He's publicly for civil union and says his views are "evolving.
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Despite extensive public opposition to gay marriage, Americans are conflicted over whether to amend the Constitution to outlaw this practice. Opinion on this subject varies, depending on how the issue is framed. The public is less supportive of a constitutional amendment when presented with the option of allowing states to deal with this issue. Constitution to make it illegal for homosexual couples to get married anywhere in the U. Polls find more support for a constitutional amendment when no mention of states rights is made, and the question does not specify that the amendment will explicitly prohibit gay marriages.
The proposition would amend California's state constitution to eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry. Earlier in the year, the California Supreme Court issued a ruling making such marriages legal under the state's constitution. If the trend holds, younger, first-time voters can be said to be responsible for Proposition 8's defeat. Voters between the ages of 18 and 29 opposed the proposition 66 percent to 34 percent; voters were evenly split; voters 65 and above favored the amendment 57 percent to 43 percent. First-time voters cast their ballots against the proposition by a 64 percent to 36 percent margin.