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AP-GfK Poll: Americans divided over same-sex marriage

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(Worthy News) - People in the United States are evenly divided over the Supreme Court case that made same-sex marriage legal nationwide, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.

Many think local officials with religious objections to marrying gay and lesbian couples should be exempt from issuing licenses.

Altogether, 39 percent approved of the high court’s decision and 41 percent disapproved. An additional 18 percent neither approved nor disapproved.

When the two are in conflict, 56 percent of those questioned said it’s more important for the government to protect religious liberties, while 39 percent said it’s more important to protect the rights of gays and lesbians.

For example, 65 percent of Democrats but only 22 percent Republicans favored allowing same-sex couples to legally marry in their state.

Most Democrats said it was more important for the government to protect gay rights, 64 percent to 32 percent. Most Republicans said it was more important to protect religious liberties than gay rights, 82-17. [ Source ]

 

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7 thoughts on “AP-GfK Poll: Americans divided over same-sex marriage

  1. The most interesting aspect in this poll is the understanding of what the Constitution protects.

    First Amendment rights states --"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

    In the poll it went down party lines --

    Most Democrats said it was more important for the government to protect gay rights, 64 percent to 32 percent. Most Republicans said it was more important to protect religious liberties than gay rights, 82-17.

    Surprisingly, this shouldn't have been so drastically different -- when someone simply reads the constitution!

  2. Two avenues- personal - will we act, will we be willing to sacrifice our time and even small aamount of effort to help G-dly men and women get elected. Constitutionally there is no protection for any kind of marriage that does not fsll under the "religion"designation. In no way has gay marriage been fought thru this psth, they started with civil unions cementing that there is no actual protection' the other side organized and worked hard they flooded us with super liberal judges and leaders while we complained and divided over foolish tiny differences. Have we learned our lesson, these two action items will determine what the next steps will be or my friend we will have to worry about much much more. Blessings

  3. This is a moral and spiritual battle, not a legal battle. The church lost this battle when it decided that gay was bad and other sex sins were OK. Even in the pulpit! When the church gets back to opposing SIN and not just some sins, perhaps God will revive the church. Then the church can influence the world around us. The 2 Chronicles 7:14 application for today: God's people is the church, not the country.

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