Skip to comments.Alabama, Where Same-Sex Marriage Remains Deeply Unpopular
Posted on 02/09/2015 4:36:47 PM PST by reaganaut1
Public opinion surveys show that a majority of adults and a growing one now supports same-sex marriage. But the rapid change in public opinion may obscure another fact: Large areas of the country remain overwhelmingly opposed to same-sex marriage, with little sign of change.
Alabama is one of those places, and the chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court this weekend encouraged probate judges there to defy a federal court order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
The emerging national majority in favor of same-sex marriage is built on high levels of support in well-educated metropolitan areas, like Seattle, Washington, Minneapolis and Raleigh, N.C. But even in states where voters approved same-sex marriage in 2012 Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington rural voters in those states opposed it by a wide margin, often by a wider one than they opposed President Obama.
The stark divide between well-educated and less-educated areas is perhaps most clearly illustrated in North Carolina, which has growing, well-educated metropolitan areas with many new arrivals from other states as well as a rural population with more culturally conservative native Southerners. In 2012, the state considered a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage and civil unions, and the result was a very polarized electorate.
Those results suggest that Alabama would have voted overwhelmingly against same-sex marriage if it had been on the ballot there in 2012. I estimate the vote would have been roughly 73 percent to 27 percent against same-sex marriage. The estimate is based on the relationship between support for same-sex marriage in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington; educational attainment; population density; the number of evangelical Christians and African-Americans; and support for Mr. Obama.
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I’m getting tired of all the lies...
Yup. Even the black guys here are against it.
What Americans want is completely irrelevant.
Alabama needs to secede from the Union....... again.
I would venture that virtually every sane American is utterly disgusted by the abomination that is same sex”Marriage”.There is no where in this country where this issue has won a referendum-
I don’t believe most Americans favor same-sex “marriage.” But what do I know, I’m living here in a red state where the Slimes doesn’t get their poll takers in very far to assess the knuckle-draggers and homophobes.
The will of the minority as usual. And what section of the Constitution says gay marriage is okay? Pelosi likes to point to “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” as her argument. Unfortunately for her it’s the Bill of Rights which was the breakup letter to England.
support in well-educated metropolitan areas, like Seattle, Washington, Minneapolis and Raleigh, N.C.
Not my idea of well educated metropolitan areas.
Liberal cesspools is more like it.
“You squirrel-hunting Jesus freaks down there in Alabama, we know what’s good for you.” < /NY Slimes >
Well, let's hope SCOTUS makes the right decision then.
And it wouldn't surprise me if the South held out indefinitely. If you get past the initial PC stampede, you're sort of home free I would think.
And will the SCOTUS rule that a dog has five legs, if you consider the tail a leg?
Yup. Even the black guys here are against it.
The ones that supported Obama can stick it up .... never mind. They can shut up if they voted for that immoral clown.
I don’t know. There are plenty of sheeple who go along with whatever Glee says they should support.
I don’t dismiss the secession idea. A country that has descended to such depths of degeneracy, where its government legally and culturally equates two perverted homos as being the same as a husband-and-wife, is no longer a republic I’d hold any particular interest in preserving.
Large areas of the country remain overwhelmingly opposed to same-sex marriage,
That is not acceptable; RE-EDUCATION CAMPS!!!!!! No one may be allowed to have a diverse opinion; unless they are muslim....
‘Virtually every sane American’ - true words.
Why can't Alabama divorce itself from godless Noo Yawk anyway?
ignore the law. Obama does with illegal Aliens— we do with queers. NO QUEER MARRIAGES!! These people are very sick.
Not all blacks are against it in Alabama. Don’t forget the laughing stock of Alabama Alvin Holmes said even a man and a mule is fine.
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