Majority Support for Supreme Court’s DOMA Decision

By: Wednesday July 3, 2013 8:28 am

The Supreme Court’s decision to strike down key parts of the Defense of Marriage Act has received mostly positive support from the American people. According to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll, 56 percent approve of the Supreme Court’s decision to grant same-sex married couples the same federal benefits as other couples. The poll found [...]

Even Opponents of Same-Sex Marriage Think It Is Inevitable

By: Thursday June 6, 2013 10:46 am

The vast majority of Americans, regardless if they support same-sex marriage or oppose it, believe it is inevitable. According to Pew research, 72 percent of Americans think same-sex marriage will eventually be legally recognized. This includes not only 85 percent of people who support marriage equality, but even 59 percent of people who oppose it. [...]

Young People Find Homosexual Relationships More Morally Acceptable than Divorce

By: Tuesday June 4, 2013 6:16 am

What is truly remarkable about the political shift on marriage equality over the past decade is that it is driven by a far more significant cultural change. Young Americans don’t merely tolerate the idea homosexuals deserve equal protection under the law, but young people see homosexuality as natural and morally acceptable. The vast majority of [...]

Why I Love Saxby Chambliss’s Honesty on Gay Marriage

By: Thursday March 21, 2013 7:52 am

When asked by Politico if he had changed his opinion on same-sex marriage Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) simply responded, “I’m not gay. So I’m not going to marry one.” This should be forever remembered as the defining Zen kōan for the problem with the current GOP. In just two short sentences Chambliss some how magically [...]

The Importance of People Being Out of the Closet

By: Wednesday March 20, 2013 11:55 am

There has been a huge shift in public opinion about same-sex marriage over the past decade and the number one reason people say they changed their mind is because they know personally know someone who is a homosexual. From Pew Research: People came out of the closet about their sexuality helped breed acceptance which in [...]

Everyone Is Someone’s Son or Daughter

By: Friday March 15, 2013 8:50 am

I’m glad to hear that Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) has changed his opinion on marriage equality. His support makes it easier to get same-sex marriage approved in Ohio and that would improve the live of many people in his state. Portman changed his opinion in part because his son came out to him. In his [...]

California Voters Overwhelmingly Support Marriage Equality

By: Friday March 1, 2013 7:18 am

If Proposition 8 were put back on the ballot today in California it would be defeated easily. A new Field Poll finds that there has been a significant shift in public opinion about same-sex marriage over the past four years. The poll found California voters now support marriage equality by a two-to-one margin. Field Poll [...]

A Surprisingly Liberal Inaugural Address

By: Monday January 21, 2013 10:06 am

President Obama is at least rhetorically starting his second term on more liberal note. His inaugural address touched on a litany of progressive goals including climate change, LGBT rights, voting access, equal pay, gun control and immigration reform.

More on the Power of the Bully Pulpit

By: Wednesday May 23, 2012 11:11 am

Since President Obama publicly stated that he personally supports same-sex marriage, we have seen support grow at both the national and state level. While support has grown among most groups, much of the growth has come from Obama’s biggest supporters, African-Americans. From PPP: Pennsylvania voters still oppose gay marriage but they have moved by 7 [...]