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Marriage Poll: SCOTUS Should Not Declare a Constitutional Right to Same-sex Marriage

 

The definition of marriage is an issue that dissolves borders and unifies diverse groups, as has been evidenced this past year, notably at the March for Marriage.

In a fiery post, HotAir examines a YouGov Poll, whose data reveals that the majority of “whites, blacks, [and] Latinos think SCOTUS should not declare a constitutional right to same-sex marriage.”

Some YouGov poll results were as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As HotAir notes, if you remove the Supreme Court from the question, the numbers tilt in the opposite direction. When asked if they support same-sex couples marrying legally:

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[W]hy should blacks, white, and Latinos all flip towards opposition when you refine the question further to ask whether the Supreme Court should rule that gays have a constitutional right to marry? The answer, I think, lies in another part of YouGov’s question, where they stress that if the Court rules that way, “same-sex marriages will be allowed in states whose laws currently forbid them.” There are doubtless people in all three groups who didn’t realize until that question was put to them that that’s what a SCOTUS ruling on this subject would mean on the ground. Each state’s ability to set its own law on marriage will go out the window; it’ll be one uniform rule for the entire country by judicial decree. Turns out Americans aren’t crazy about that, which may signal a backlash brewing if the Court rules as everyone expects this week.

The full article is available via HotAir.