Thursday, March 27, 2014

Gay "Marriage" Surge? Not Really

Charlie Sykes thinks that the culture war is lost.  

He shouldn't be so fast to call this "decided."  
From the MU poll under "for gay couples":
Favor Marriage, 48
Civil Union 24
No Legal Status 24
Don't know 3

Refused to answer 1

First off, "civil unions" are very different in both law and praxis than are "marriages."  A civil union allows some property- and visitation- matters to be handled as though the couple is legally "married."  
Frankly, those results are not an overwhelming endorsement of gay "marriage."  In fact, gay "marriage" is still not favored by a majority in Wisconsin.
And that's before taking a close look at the cross-tabs.

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