If the Majority Supports SSM, Why Won't They Let the People of Rhode Island Vote?


Not even the gay rights folks believe that new poll. If the majority of Americans now support gay marriage, why is the gay rights lobby vigorously opposing a proposal to refer the question to an open vote of the people of Rhode Island?

The answer given in the Warwick Beacon yesterday was: because they are afraid they will lose.

In Rhode Island. One of the most Democratic states in the nation.

What does that say about public opinion elsewhere?