This is why the anti-marriage forces are so desperate. America is coming our way on marriage — and it’s happening fast. This is the first time the Washington Post/ABC News poll found majority support:
A slim majority of Americans now support gay marriage, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
The results underscore the nation’s increasingly tolerant views about homosexuals, and parallel a string of recent legal and legislative victories for gay rights advocates.
Five years ago, at 36 percent, support for gay marriage barely topped a third of all Americans. Now, 53 percent say gay marriage should be legal, marking the first time in Post-ABC polling that a majority has said so.
“This is very consistent with a lot of other polling data we’ve seen and the general momentum we’ve seen over the past year and a half,” said Evan Wolfson, president of Freedom to Marry, a leading pro-gay-marriage group. “As people have come to understand this is about loving, committed families dealing, like everyone, with tough times, they understand how unfair it is to treat them differently.”
No surprise, but NOM’s Brian Brown doesn’t like the poll results. He’s still clinging to a hope that Americans will remain homophobic. But, the world is changing right before his and Maggie’s eyes.
Turns out Barack Obama was right about this when he said on October 27, 2010:
The one thing I will say today is I think it’s pretty clear where the trendlines are going.
It sure is pretty clear. Maybe he should finish evolving and finally get on the right side of history.