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Where did 58% come from?

April 6, 2013

You can hear; read and you can see that 58 percent of Americans now favor same sex marriage....

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USABorn

Apr-06-13 4:14 AM

Instead of all that, just put (gay) marriage to a vote of the residents of a state. While it may be voted down today in many states, in ten years, it won't be.

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GoBB62

Apr-06-13 6:42 AM

It may be voted down, but you will always have the minority take it to court to try and overturn the will of the people.

a la CA Proposition 8.

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ThomThom

Apr-06-13 7:51 AM

What a load of incomprehensible blather was that? If you think the polling was skewed why not investigate how the cohorts were determined and weighted. Polls have something called cross tabs which would answer these ridiculous presumptive queries. If you care so much, because I am sure gay marriage is a big threat to your wreck of a life and Jesus never married, why not get a copy of some complete results and do the research.

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CMReeder

Apr-06-13 8:16 AM

Someone once said that those who protect the status quo is the quo that doesn't have status.

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eriklatranyi

Apr-06-13 8:48 AM

The average citizen does not even care about gay marriage.

We have an economy in turmoil with more people on food stamps than the entire population of Spain.

But we have to rehash gay marriage over and over again as if some group is being murdered daily until we address this issue.

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sideliner

Apr-06-13 9:12 AM

I don't know if any group is getting "murdered" over gay marriage rights, though there have certainly been too many murders of gays simply because they were gay.

And while maybe not "murdered," certainly health care, financial well being, and other such factors have been compromised for many who have been unable to enjoy the same federal rights, benefits, and protections guaranteed to straight married couples.

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enigma

Apr-06-13 10:10 AM

The problem with statistics is that very few people understand them. None of the polls that we hear reported use a proper sample and therefore their results are flawed. Polls are no longer used to gage public opinion, but to sway it. The samples are intentionally skewed, the questions are designed to illicit a particular answer and then the results are published to prove that the pollster's view is the popular view, and the sheeple will blindly follow the popular view. The writer doesn't seem to really understand statistics either, but he does understand that they are being misused. Don't just blindly believe any poll you see reported. They are almost always designed to deceive.

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eriklatranyi

Apr-06-13 10:40 AM

sideliner:

You are wrong.

The only gays who were deprived were those who did not establish their wishes legally, but sat on their butts doing nothing.

Is it cumbersome to create such legal documents?

Absolutely.

Should we make it easier?

Yes.

Do we have to redefine marriage to accomplish that?

No.

There are far better ways to do this.

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eriklatranyi

Apr-06-13 2:25 PM

The real poll was on election day in California where the people decided not to rewrite the definition of marriage despite voting overwhelmingly for President Obama.

That is the poll that counts, not the one taken subject to various biases.

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spike2

Apr-06-13 3:50 PM

was Mitt Romney polling properly? Apparently not. I agree your polling base will absolutely effect the outcome. On the upside, if locally we are split at almost 50/50, gay marriage will be allowed in Pa., even with a state vote. remember, we always lean 70% towards conservative views in central Pa..

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mikekerstetter

Apr-06-13 5:26 PM

Erik, I completely agree with your 10:40 post.

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GoBB62

Apr-07-13 12:29 AM

"Someone once said that those who protect the status quo is the quo that doesn't have status." -Chuckles

Someone else said that what is right isn't always popular & what is popular isn't always right.

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