Gay Marriage, Going Nowhere, Fast


Earlier in the week we wrote on the upcoming vote on Gay marriage in Kansas, ‘Kansas Preemption On Gay Marriage’. Yesterday, the people of Kansas overwhelmingly voted against gay marriage, 70 to 29 percent. When Courts can determine the outcome of laws and not the people, the people will always take it upon themselves to right that wrong. The Kansas vote on Tuesday was just one in a long line of similar actions taken recently by voters. Jayson at PoliPundit has a list of those States and an interesting “political” take:

“…but it won’t change that pure political reality. Yet, the more states which go ahead and directly vote to ban recognition of those unions, by overwhelming, super-majorities, no less, the louder the proponents thereof continue to shout that they’re “inevitable,” and a “winning issue,” politically speaking, from their standpoint.”blockquote>

This would very much seem to be the case and is going to in turn infuriate the electorate. Initially gay activists claimed that their side was gaining momentum and it may take years, but Americans will come around. Others and myself had the notion that gaining such rights in the Courts would cause a backlash and as Citizen Smash stated … “It’s going to be Ugly“.

The continued pushing of such an overly-unpopular cause may even cause people to go against civil unions as well. The trend is obvious as seen in the latest Gallup poll. Also, there are three more states, Alabama, South Dakota and Tennessee with anti-gay marriage proposals on the ballot in 2006. This does not bode well for any Democrats that may be up far election in these states.

When the people have spoken so resoundingly there comes a point where one normally pulls back, regroups and then either formalize a new plan or discontinues. The gay marriage activists these days have come to resemble a futile and suicidal frontal assault charge out of the trenches during WWI. They would probably do well to rethink their strategy and stop their denial before the law of unintended consequences ends even the talk of civil unions.

Posted April 6, 2005 by
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    2 Responses to “Gay Marriage, Going Nowhere, Fast”

    1. Hephaestion on April 8th, 2005 9:13 pm

      There are many reasons why gay marriage keeps getting voted down in conservative states: 1. Most people have been lied to a great deal about the issue… Most people believe that legal recognition of gay marriages means that churches will be forced to perform marriages for gay couples even if their beliefs do no approve. This is a lie, but MOST people in Red States believe this, 2. Most people (when polled in America) support either civil unions or marriage rights for gay couples; a minority of people oppose both civil unions and marriage rights for gay couples. But the conservative media keep pouring out lies that scare the ignorant into voting in droves. 3. More people support gay marriage rights today than supported inter-racial marriages when the Supreme Court forced Virginia to allow blacks and whites to marry. No one yelled about “activist judges” then. Why Because there was no conservative lock on the media as there is today.
      Things will change rather quickly once America sees that nothing has changed in Massachusetts. Nothing changes in Vermont. Nothing will change in any state that passes marriage or civil unions for gay couples. Meanwhile, the entire civilized world is showing America to be sadly behind the times in instituting justice for all, as all of the most free and just nations on earth pass legislation making gay marriage or civil unions legal: So far: Holland, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, all the Scandinavian countries… Coming very soon: Spain, Great Britain, Brazil, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Israel, Argentina, & Taiwan. The United States will find itself grouped together with such basket-case places as Iran, Saudi Arabia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Cuba, Paraguay, and Communist China.

    2. Red on April 9th, 2005 11:52 am


      It is just that type of “DENIAL” that will further destroy the gay marriage cause. Read the polls and analyze them. Its getting worse not better.

      you say, “This is a lie, but MOST people in Red States believe this,”

      I hate to inform you but Oregon is not Red. Actually extremely liberal. Explain that one. I also hate to inform you that if MA actually brought this issue to referendum and not blocked it the people of MA would vote it down as well.

      you say, “But the conservative media keep pouring out lies that scare the ignorant into voting in droves.”

      It is exactly that ridiculous elitist attitude that is driving the public opinion away from the gay marriage cause. Keep it up and as i have said, there will not even be civil unions to fall back on.

      you say, “Because there was no conservative lock on the media as there is today.”

      You are a comedian. Last time i checked only Fox News slanted right on the issues and they allow Libs on there to voice their opinion. So somehow ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, CNBC are all part of the right wing conspiracy. The NYT, LAT, Atl Journal Constitution, etc are as well? That’s a pretty weak argument.

      To compare the gay marriage issue to Civil Rights is as comical. Ask any black person and get there reaction. Presently, the Democratic Party gets 90-92% of the black vote. Not with this issue they will not.

      The point of the post was to show the present day uselessness of this issue in how it is presented. The gay rights activists and it would appear you live in a world of DENIAL. If people do not embrace something at all the worst thing in the world is to TELL THEM THEY ARE STUPID. That will win them over.

      The point is to retreat, rethink, reorganize and represent. Not continue to be the same dead horse.

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