4.30.2009

Majority believe "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" should be repealed; Also Stunning new CBS/NY Times Poll On Gay Marriage

teh gay are coming! teh gays are coming!

From ThinkProgress:

In a new poll, the Quinnipiac Polling Institute has found that 56 percent of Americans, including 50 percent of voters with family in the military, believe that "the ban on openly gay men and women in the military should be repealed." Respondents to the poll also rejected the idea that allowing gay men and women to serve openly in the military would be "divisive":

White Catholics say 64 - 29 percent that gays in the military should be allowed to come out, while white evangelical Christians support "don't ask; don't tell" 53 - 40 percent. Voters reject 58 - 35 percent, including 56 - 39 percent in military households, the argument that allowing openly gay men and women to serve would be divisive, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University survey of 2,041 registered voters nationwide finds.

On MSNBC earlier today, Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, explained why the poll is....

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And check out this new CBS/ NY Times poll of gay marriage on DailyKos, from kos:
NY Times/CBS News Poll. 4/22-26. Adults. MoE 3% (3/12-16 results)

Which comes closest to your view? Gay couples should be allowed to legally marry. OR, Gay couples should be allowed to form civil unions but not legally marry. OR, There should be no legal recognition of a gay couple's relationship.

Legal Marraige 42 (33)
Civil Unions 25 (27)
No Legal Recognition 28 (35)

These results are nothing short of stunning....

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