Majority of Floridians Support Gay Marriage, According to New Poll

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Oh, Florida. You were off to such a terrible start today (as is the case most days). With this, and then this.

But now... you go and do something like this...and totally redeem yourself! 

No, really.

According to a Washington Post poll conducted in September, 54 percent of Florida voters think gay marriage should be legal.

High-five, Florida! You sexy bastard!

Thirty-three percent still think it should be between a man and a woman. 

Because, well, FLORIDA!

The poll was conducted by telephone among a random sample of 1,107 adults in Florida between September 19 to 23. 

The Washington Post also polled Ohio with the same questions. Presumably because the Washington Post wanted to get to the bottom of which state is more of a fucked up backwater place once and for all.

Almost two-thirds of those polled who are younger than 40 say they support legalizing gay marriage. Those aged 40 to 49 mostly say they favor gay marriage.

However, old people are not as keen on the idea of Florida gaying it up as younger people are, according to the poll.

The good news, overall, is that the state is slowly changing its mind about the issue. 

In 2008, the Washington Post conducted a similar poll and found that a whopping 62 percent of Floridan voters were against the idea, or at least wanted to limit gay marriage (whatever that means).

But now the new poll shows progress. And progress is good. Especially in Florida. 





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winnipegal21
winnipegal21

 

As Americans we are fighters. We have come too far to turn back now. We must all fight for equal rights. 

#EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL PEOPLE

winsomelosesome
winsomelosesome topcommenter

I'm happy for you Chris.  I really am.  I disagree with you on almost every political issue.  This one, not so much.  So...enjoy your day.

riverrat69
riverrat69 topcommenter

I'll let this from a primary candidate speak for itself.....Rick Santorum

"Gay Marriage More Dangerous Than Abortion"

Same-sex marriage will destroy church and family, he said at a closed-door fundraiser.

He told the Family Policy Institute that the Washington state vote on gay marriage "is a turning point in American history."

smdrpepper
smdrpepper

I still dont understand why anyone would want to stick their nose into anyone elses business.  Who does it hurt if you let two people get married?

Just because it confuses you?  Its perfectly natural to have those feelings for someone so stop trying to deny it.

Let them do what they want, if it means get married, more power to them.

JoeF
JoeF

doubtful. 

put it on a ballot and see....  civil union, yes, marriage no.

 

 

smdrpepper
smdrpepper

 @riverrat69 I guess it would destroy the church since all the priests would be able to cruise the bars to get some tail and not altar boys.

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