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Poll: 54 Percent of Ohioans Support Marriage Equality

Shifting numbers in the Buckeye state on marriage equality, the Columbus Dispatch reports:

Ohio..just days before the U.S. Supreme Court considers a pair of landmark gay-marriage cases, a new Saperstein Poll for The Dispatch shows that 54 percent back a proposed new amendment to repeal the 2004 measure and “allow two consenting adults to marry, regardless of their gender.”

Just 40 percent oppose the proposal, which also would allow religious institutions to determine who they will or won’t marry, and protect such institutions that refuse to perform a marriage.

The latter provisions are key because “they ameliorate the concerns that some people may have, like is this going to be forced on me, or forced on my church,” said Martin D. Saperstein, head of the Columbus firm that conducted the poll.

He said Ohio’s electorate has transformed in the past nine years as younger people who favor gay marriage attain voting age.

LongAnti-gay activists just think the pollsters are being tricky:

Chris Long, president of the Ohio Christian Alliance, acknowledged the political savvy of addressing religious institutions in the same-sex marriage proposal.

“If they would ask the question alone to reverse the 2004 question to allow same-sex marriage, I think it would be different,” he said. “But when people understand clearly what is presented to them, I think Ohioans will again affirm their position on traditional marriage.”

Long said support for gay marriage has grown because “homosexual activists have been successful in a form of indoctrination in the public schools over the past 20 years, pushing that homosexuality is an acceptable lifestyle.”

What say, Congressman Boehner (R-OH)?

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  1. “homosexual activists have been successful in a form of indoctrination in the public schools over the past 20 years, pushing that homosexuality is an acceptable lifestyle.”

    ...and have gluttonous activists been successful in a form of indoctrination in the public schools over the past 20 years, pushing that sinful gluttony is an acceptable lifestyle CHOICE?

    Posted by: Dale | Mar 25, 2013 9:41:46 PM

  2. If this is the case in Ohio of all states, then that means things are really starting to tilt in our direction. I'm a bit skeptical since virtually all other polls have it right around 45% support. But there is seemingly at least a realistic chance we will win in Ohio and have the awful marriage ban repealed and that would be another checkmark off the page for the community, winning popular vote in a moderate/non-liberal state. Great to see :)

    Posted by: Francis | Mar 25, 2013 9:56:08 PM

  3. If gay marriage passes it will lift all classes. The mantle of lowest will be bestowed on gays.

    Posted by: Reality | Mar 25, 2013 10:18:44 PM

  4. Okay, Senator Brown, what say you? You don't have to stand for re-election for 5.5 more years. The clock is ticking.

    Posted by: ***** | Mar 25, 2013 10:20:46 PM

  5. "How dare those damn queers overturn our indoctrination with their indoctrination?"

    Posted by: Rich F. | Mar 25, 2013 10:26:56 PM

  6. "Gay" was once seen as a nice little word abducted by perverts for immoral purposes. It has now been adopted by nice couples hoping to trot it out in "respectable" drag. And by marketers hawking it, wrapped in rainbows, as a glamorous consumer "lifestyle."

    Posted by: Rick | Mar 25, 2013 10:32:01 PM

  7. Proverbs 23:2..."Put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony".
    Solves the problem of Chris Long. Now, on to the next issue of the day...Chris Christie??

    Posted by: PAUL B. | Mar 25, 2013 11:51:05 PM

  8. Clearly the case of another self-loathing, closet-case desperately trying to hide who "she" really is behind a closet of hate. Don't worry Miss Long, allowing equality won't affect you one bit, because no self-respecting fag would have your fat, sissy ass.

    Posted by: Kenneth | Mar 26, 2013 12:01:25 AM

  9. And for the record, I have no problem with proud, confident men who are heavy and/or sissies, just with self-loathing closet cases.

    Posted by: Kenneth | Mar 26, 2013 12:07:32 AM

  10. Um, *****, Senator Brown, who is one of the most unapologetically progressive members of Congress, has supported marriage equality for some time.

    Posted by: Patric | Mar 26, 2013 1:06:59 AM

  11. Right On Ohio!

    Posted by: Andy | Mar 26, 2013 1:41:07 AM

  12. for the documentation that Sen Sherrod Brown supports marriage equality.

    Posted by: Gary47290 | Mar 26, 2013 3:13:48 PM

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