Texans Love Gay Marriage/Civil Unions, Kinda

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If it's good enough for Springfield....
Texas, you are filled with homo-loving, or at least homo-live-and-let-live, people. You're supposed to hate the idea of gays period, much less giving them any sort of rights like straights have earned through their Leviticus-quoting ways.

But a new poll by UT and the Texas Tribune shows that 61 percent of Texans favor either civil unions for gays and lesbians or even -- DO NOT CONTINUE READING IF YOU EASILY GET THE VAPORS -- gay marriage.

We expect to be smited any moment now.

The UT/TT poll shows 30 percent of Texans think gays should have the right to marry and 31 percent think they should be allowed civil unions but not marriage.

Taken separately that doesn't sound too impressive, but then again only 33 percent of respondents say gays and lesbians should not be allowed either of those two options.

The poll was "an internet survey of 800 registered voters. It was conducted May 11 to 18 and has a margin of error of +/- 3.46 percent," so make of it what you will.

But we don't think that percentage favoring marriage and/or civil unions is going to start dropping in the future.



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I've asked this question before, and I will ask it again... Why does the government get to tell me who I can and cannot marry?  It isn't their business.

Terry Call
Terry Call

Well when DOMA is ruled unconstitutional and the fair faith and credit clause in the US Constitution kicks in the remaining haters are going to be between a rock and a hard place. Texas will be legally forced to accept marriage certificates from other states and countries such as Canada and Mexico.

Same sex marriage will be legal sooner than later like it or not.


But what that poll also says is that 64% don't support legalizing gay marriage.  There has been very little movement on this question in this poll over the last few years.


Steve...Will you marry me?

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