Monday, July 02, 2007

Support for Gay Marriage Decreases

A new study out by the respected Pew Research Center indicates more American's are frowning upon the idea of allowing homosexuals to marry. The report states: "Currently, a clear majority (57%) of the public opposes allowing gays and lesbians to marry, up from 51% in March of 2006..."

Florida Family Policy Council President John Stemberger:

This is good news for’s Florida's Marriage Protection Amendment. The amendment will be on the general election ballot in November of 2008 after the collection of just 18,000 more signatures. In every state that has passed a marriage amendment, the final vote has been 6-8% greater than the polls. The new law now requires a 60% popular vote to pass any new amendments. No other state in the nation has a hurdle this high. While this is not a Florida specific poll, it, along with the polling variance history from other states, demonstrates that the Florida Marriage Amendment is viable and well within the reach of Florida’s citizens.

While the poll is an encouraging development for supporters of natural marriage, it is no basis for its supporters to rest easy by any means. This effort will require mounting the biggest, most well funded and robust effort ever undertaken in any state’s marriage amendment history. The opponents of the amendment think Florida is low hanging fruit for a same-sex marriage victory. They will surely bring every homosexual activist group in the country to Florida. The only question is, are the supporters of natural marriage up for the fight? You tell us ladies and gentlemen. Game On? Click on “Comments” below and share your thoughts.

To read the full report, CLICK HERE.

To read a story about the findings in The Christian Post, CLICK HERE.