Saturday, August 21, 2010

Gay Marriage Slowly Gaining - Karlyn Bowman,

Last Monday a three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit announced that the California's ban on same sex marriages would remain in place at least until December. Earlier in the month Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker in San Francisco struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage…

Although Fox News/Opinion Dynamics pollsters pose the question differently, they too have found a substantial change in attitudes since they first asked their question about gay marriage in 2000. That year, 19% said gays and lesbians should be allowed to get married legally, 24% preferred legal partnerships similar to but not called marriage, and 47% wanted no legal recognition of gay marriage. In July 2010 37%, almost double the response in 2000, said homosexuals should be allowed to marry legally, 29% supported legal partnerships, and 28% no legal recognition…

Over Time, a Gay Marriage Groundswell - By Andrew Gelman, Jeffrey Lax and Justin Phillips - August 21, 2010 – The New York Times

On Prop 8, it's the evidence, stupid
By Lisa Bloom –
related links:

Shifting attitudes take gay rights fight across globe, experts say - By Eliott C. McLaughlin,

Gay Marriage -> Restores “Hope of Love”
To Children In Early Childhood

Gay Marriage - Galileo Condemned As A Heretic
Misinterpretations of The Bible
Homosexuality? Natural Law? Benedict XVI?

Sexual Orientation: Science, Education, and Policy
Dr. Gregory Herek,
University of California at Davis &
Yale University & City University of New York

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