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Harris Interactive Poll: 12% of LGBTs Oppose Same-Sex Marriage

 

Fascinating findings from a Harris Interactive poll of 1,190 U.S. LGBT adults who are registered to vote and say they are absolutely or very certain to vote in the 2012 presidential election. Including:

12% say they oppose same-sex marriage.

Only 6% say same-sex marriage is the "most important" issue for how they will vote in the presidential election.

Of those who live in a state that has gay marriage, 67% said they have not gotten civilly married nor do they intend to in the near future.

19 Comments

  1. Fitz
    Posted September 5, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    Yes...I know some of these people. They tend to be...well, ...sane about the subject of their sexuality.

    The recognize and respect the fact that the law dose not discriminate against them in any applicable realistic sense.

    They recognize and respect that those who support traditional marriage due so based on concern for the family itself & children at that these arguments carry greater weight and importance because 100% of children have mothers & fathers...& both their parents were important to THEIR upbrining.

    The recognize and respect that this country is very tolerante and respecting of differences already and that the agitations of the gender left are certain to make anger twoard homosexuals greater now and in the future.

  2. I Love Jesus
    Posted September 5, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    @Fitz --

    No, most of these people don't want marriage because they don't want to conform to a "heteronormative" institution. These tend to be some of the more fringe folks among the LGBT community, who really want to separate themselves from society as a political statement rather than integrate into it.

    The vast majority of us simply want the same right to enter into a legally-binding, civil contract that, say, Rush Limbaugh was able to. Four times.

  3. Sean
    Posted September 5, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    What about the other 88% of us?

  4. Kyle
    Posted September 5, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

    And I'm one of them!

    The media will cover this up though, as they do everything else that doesn't fit the leftist agenda.

    It's gotten to the point where gays opposed to the militancy of the radical left wing are essentially bullied into keeping their mouth shut by the cultural elites that run the show.

  5. Zack
    Posted September 5, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Permalink

    Interesting. So even if they probably support the idea of getting married to people of the same gender, they have no real desire to do so.

    I think this translates to one thing, they want the social left to leave them alone.

  6. Daughter of Eve
    Posted September 5, 2012 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    A compelling argument from a gay man who DOESN'T support SSM. Enjoy!

    http://potomacteapartyreport.wordpress.com/2012/02/22/the-myth-of-the-same-sex-marriage-mandate/

    "The Myth of the Same Sex Marriage Mandate"

    Editors note: This is the first in a series of articles about same sex marriage. The author, Doug Mainwaring, is a principled conservative residing in Montgomery County, MD who is gay. He is a cofounder of National Capital Tea Party Patriots and his commentaries regarding the Tea Party movement and conservative issues have appeared in The Washington Times, The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, Wall Street Journal, American Thinker and others.

  7. maggie gallagher
    Posted September 5, 2012 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

    Kyle, just want to clarify: You are a gay man who opposes SSM?

  8. Mike
    Posted September 5, 2012 at 9:06 pm | Permalink

    Interesting. I guess the only ones we hear about are the extremists who say its the most important issue ever. I know a few LGBT people who believe marriage is a man and a woman and won't fight it. They're perfectly fine being able to be with their partner and believe marriage is only something a man and woman should have. The left media is gonna cover this up, but the right media, AKA Fox News, will have a field day with it. Its odd how the SSM activists come and go. They'll be around for another year, then you won't hear much from them for 10-15 years. Just like they've been since the 60s. It goes to show the SSM activists are liars. They claim all LGBT support gay marriage, when this shows in fact, that not all of them do. And even those who do, they have no desire to marry their partner. They'll just ignore this like everything else that doesnt go their way, or they'll say it was biased or something. You know since it doesnt agree with them.

  9. Publius
    Posted September 5, 2012 at 9:19 pm | Permalink

    Re comment nr. 6

    The link makes very interesting reading, especially part 2. Thank you, Daughter of Eve.

  10. John B.
    Posted September 5, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Permalink

    What odd little tidbits for NOM to pull out of a poll that does indeed have so many fascinating things hiding in it. For example, 49% of all likely voters have a favorable view of Barack Obama, compared to only 42% having a favorable view of Mitt Romney. And as far as who they plan to vote for, 44% say they will vote for Obama and only 39% say they will vote for Romney. When the "not sures" were pressed, 38% of that group were leaning towards Obama compared to just 28% for Romney. 44% say Obama is the leader needs right now, compared to 36% saying Romney.

    Oh, and 52% of all likely voters support legalizing same-sex marriage, and only 40% oppose it.

    But hey, look at whatever numbers make you feel better.

  11. Daughter of Eve
    Posted September 5, 2012 at 10:39 pm | Permalink

    You're welcome Publius. I heard of it from Jennifer Roback Morse. (sp?)

  12. Cody G
    Posted September 6, 2012 at 12:48 am | Permalink

    John b the poll also showed that a majority of people did not approve of obamas handling on most issues...those are the topic. Nom was simply highlighting an interesting statistic that most people would not think was out there.

  13. Cody G
    Posted September 6, 2012 at 12:49 am | Permalink

    Those aren't the topic**** sorry typo

  14. CJ
    Posted September 7, 2012 at 1:43 am | Permalink

    1) THAT CHART DOES NOT SHOW 12% lol That is misleading in itself. But I'll let it go.
    2) If a gay person doesn't want gay marriage, it's usually because they want all marriage to be registered as a civil union unless it is throw religion. My straight Sociology teacher refers to her husband as her "partner" in respect and equality and out of her want to separate the confusion of religion and personal rights. Many STRAIGHT couples also share this view and would rather not have any marriage.
    3) The rest of these people are probably where I was almost a year ago. Gay, conservative, knowing I couldn't change it, and believing that it shouldn't be possible. After properly educating and accepting myself, as many gay people DO NOT DO out of condemnation, I see things differently.
    So there is your explanation.

  15. CJ
    Posted September 7, 2012 at 1:44 am | Permalink

    *through religion lol sorry typo checkers :p

  16. Preserve Marriage
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 10:28 pm | Permalink

    Fitz wrote, "the agitations of the gender left are certain to make anger toward homosexuals greater now and in the future."

    I've been believing this for a while.

    We recognize the union of a man and a woman. We call this uniquely special joining, "marriage".

    If homosexual special rights lobbyists succeed in taking this away from us, I'm gonna be mad.

    As it is, I have to keep reminding myself not to be mad at all homosexuals.

    This blog post justifies my self-reminders.

  17. Preserve Marriage
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 10:31 pm | Permalink

    I Love Jesus wrote, "The vast majority of us simply want the same right to enter into a legally-binding, civil contract that, say, Rush Limbaugh was able to."

    It would be sad if you really believed that all marriage was, was a "a legally-binding, civil contract" -- but I sense this is just spin for political reasons.

    Everybody knows that marriage is more than signing on the dotted line. Sheesh!

  18. Preserve Marriage
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 10:33 pm | Permalink

    Kyle wrote, "It's gotten to the point where gays opposed to the militancy of the radical left wing are essentially bullied into keeping their mouth shut by the cultural elites that run the show."

    They sure did a number on Elton John!

  19. Chairm
    Posted September 15, 2012 at 1:44 am | Permalink

    The largest exit poll suggested that self-identified homosexual voters and self-identified irreligious voters provided the margin of victory for the California Marriage Amendment (aka "Proposition 8").