(CNN) - Nearly half of all Americans think the Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry, according to a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll.
Forty-nine percent of respondents think gay and lesbian couples have the constitutional right to get married and have their marriage recognized by law, while 51 percent say those rights do not exist.Full results [pdf] - http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2010/08/11/americans-split-evenly-on-gay-marriage/
The gap widens dramatically when age is taken into account. Nearly six in ten Americans under the age of 50 say gay rights are protected under the Constitution. Only 38 percent of Americans over the age of 50 say the same thing.
"This is one of the few instances when independents side with one party rather than falling in between the Dems and the GOP," CNN Polling Director Keating Holland said. "56 percent of Democrats and 57 percent of Independents think the Constitution conveys the right to marry to same-sex couples. Only a quarter of all Republicans agree."Read more: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2010/08/11/americans-split-evenly-on-gay-marriage/
The Quality Of Lasting Homosexual Relationships
Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, Vienna
In March 1997, after attending a National Symposium of the New Ways Ministry that was held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I learned that children as young as 4 and 5 years of age know that they are different. This feeling “different” is only identified in their adult years as being gay. However, the harmful influence of antigay social and religious norms -- in particular, for Catholics the Vatican’s unsubstantiated antigay teachings -- are severe and are lasting throughout a child’s lifetime. The harmful effects are not isolated only to these children who grow up to be gay, but affects their families, siblings, friends and anyone who they might consider special in their life. It is a prescribed societal sentence of implicit isolation, which places at risk of suicide so many innocent adolescents and young adults. It stifles an enormous amount of human potential in the world that otherwise could be put to use for finding cures for diseases, offer better ways of maintaining peace among people and improve the quality of living for everyone in the world. Read more:http://fathermartykurylowicz.blogspot.com/2010/06/cardinal-christoph-schonborn-op-quality.html
Gay Marriage -> Restores “Hope of Love”
To Children In Early Childhood
Gay marriage - Sexual orientation
is less about sex and more about love, being one with another human being
Attachment Theory - LOVE & RELIGION
Gay Marriage - Galileo Condemned As A Heretic
Misinterpretations of The Bible
Homosexuality? Natural Law? Benedict XVI? Kids Are Being Hurt!!!
Restarting California's Gay Marriages: No Contest?
By Michael A. Lindenberger, Aug. 13, 2010 - Time