Support for Gay Marriage On the Rise in Pennsylvania


Despite yesterday’s bummer (albeit expected) news that a South Philly gay couple was denied a marriage license at City Hall, there’s still reason to be hopeful. I just came across this refreshing article on CBS Philly, in which an analyst — named Madonna, thank you — reports that support for marriage equality continues to be on the rise in our state:

“Fifty-four percent of Pennsylvanian’s now support gay marriage,” says Terry Madonna, political science professor and pollster at Franklin and Marshall College. He says roughly 70-percent of young voters believe in marriage equality and the older voters who do not support it are not as strongly opposed as they once were.

He says movement on laws allowing marriage equality has reached a stalemate for two reasons: lawmakers are more conservative than voters and voters do not see gay marriage as a defining issue.

“Voters are still deeply concerned about jobs and the economy and because of recent cuts, education has emerged as the number one policy issue in the state,” says Madonna.

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  • sinful*crimes

    There is big money in publicizing things that are not true. Sad but true. If they said that more people are living in trees ( there would be money in it )
    The truth is ** the marriage between a man and a woman is the only standard to follow. Why have Americans ** welcomed and are proud of ** degrading and the breaking down of one’s body and spirit with the embracing of horrifying acts that only breed moral breakdown of our society ??? Oh yea — sex by the designed order is wonderful ( between a man and a woman ), same sex marriage is NO MARRIAGE AT ALL *** IT IS THE PUBLI DISPLAY OF DISOBEDIENCE AND SEX GONE WRONG. The human body is not made nor is it designed for this type of HARMFUL, CONSTANT SEXUAL ** INVASION !!! This is so sad to even entertain the thought that people are engaging in advertising their preference of such behavior. This is not EVEN HUMAN, THIS SEX CRIMES AGAINST ANOTHER PERSON. These people are not victims for they desire to engage in this sad act.