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By The Numbers: Marriage Outperformed Romney in All 4 States

 

We've mentioned before that marriage fared better than the top of the GOP ticket in all four states that put the question to the people, here are the most recent figures:

Marriage vote:              Presidential race:

Maine 47.4%                 Romney 40.9%
Maryland 48.1%            Romney 36.6%
Minnesota 48.1%          Romney 45.2%
Washington 48.0%        Romney 42.3%

In other words, marriage outperformed the GOP ticket by:
6.5% in Maine
11.5% in Maryland
2.9% in Minnesota
5.7% in Washington

Marriage unites us more than party!

12 Comments

  1. Michael Worley
    Posted November 9, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    When will the liberals understand that man-woman marriage helps children (by linking them to the two people who are biologically related to them) far far more than same-sex marriage helps sets of two adults?

    This shouldn't be a partisan issue.

  2. Its Me
    Posted November 9, 2012 at 6:11 pm | Permalink

    IF marriage is only about protecting children, why do we let 2 60 year olds marry?

    The argument that marriage is about children is weak as not every hetero couple marry and choose to have children and not every gay couple love each other so they can have kids.

    Fighting marriage is one thing, but who is harmed when a gay couple has the protection to get medical benefits for each other or hospital visitation rights? Who is harmed when one half of a gay couple passes and the laws allow property to pass to the other 1/2 same as it does in a straight marriage?

    Why do we fight these things? When we block rational issues, its clear to see why the word hatred is used.

  3. Jacqueline Johnson
    Posted November 10, 2012 at 2:47 am | Permalink

    I just learned that my Congresswoman for my state co-sponsored the "Respect for Marriage Act," which is intended to repeal 1996 DOMA. She also supports civil unions. Has anyone else heard of the "Respect for Marriage Act" is in their state?

  4. MarkOH
    Posted November 10, 2012 at 7:51 am | Permalink

    And when will NOM and their ilk realize that marriage equality provides for more stable families and better outcome in children.

  5. Bob
    Posted November 10, 2012 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    Michael: when will you realize that gay marriage will not prevent one single straight marriage from occuring?

  6. Posted November 12, 2012 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    "And when will NOM and their ilk realize that marriage equality provides for more stable families and better outcome in children."

    Studies that NOM has repeatedly highlighted prove that to be a lie. Enacting gay "marriage" does not help stabilize families or help children. First off, where gay "marriage" is enacted, very, very few gays actually bother to get married. When they do, very, very few of those bother to raise children. Of those few who raise children, the children fare far worse across the board -- socially, economically, academically, etc.

  7. Posted November 12, 2012 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    "Michael: when will you realize that gay marriage will not prevent one single straight marriage from occuring?"

    When are you going to realize both that that's not the argument the person made and that your argument is a straw man?

  8. sam
    Posted November 12, 2012 at 11:56 am | Permalink

    Please learn math and learn how to use percentages...

  9. Posted November 13, 2012 at 1:02 am | Permalink

    "Michael: when will you realize that gay marriage will not prevent one single straight marriage from occuring?"

    Actually, now that I think about it, places where gay "marriage" has been enacted actually have seen a precipitous drop in heterosexual marriages. They have also not seen a lot of homosexuals getting married. The way homosexuals and their supporters fight, you'd think homosexuals would be getting married in droves when gay "marriage" is enacted. We don't see that, though. What we DO see, however, is an increase in attacks upon freedoms of speech and religion under the guise of eliminating "hate speech."

  10. Posted November 13, 2012 at 1:04 am | Permalink

    "Please learn math and learn how to use percentages..."

    So, you can't actually explain the error you think they made. They, in fact, made no error.

  11. sam
    Posted November 13, 2012 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    I will give you a hint they out preformed Romney by more than all the numbers listed. This is elementary math...come on...learn it.

  12. MarkOH
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 8:56 am | Permalink

    Jay, "Actually, now that I think about it, places where gay "marriage" has been enacted actually have seen a precipitous drop in heterosexual marriages."

    Really? Can you show proof? If there is any drop in opposite sex marriage it's because those who are gay can now actually marry the person they love and not enter into a faux marriage.