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Old 05-10-2011, 05:22 PM
 
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So, I just read this today, and we all know how this has become a country and really world wide social debate. So, this poll should be very interesting to see what people think in terms of it's accuracy:

Washington Post Virginia poll: gay marriage vs. gay adoption - Virginia Politics - The Washington Post

About 47% support marriage equality (43% do not) and 55% support same-sex adoption (35% do not). As expected, the numbers shift dramatically when age, religious beliefs and political attitudes are brought into discussion.

About 2/3s of NOVA support marriage equality. Mid-Virginia (ie. Richmond and surrounding areas) support it at above 50%. The rest of the state is in the 40 range, and therefore do not support it overall.

Anyone surprised by these numbers? Does anyone question the validity of them? Do people think that these numbers indicate that certain parts of Virginia are more socially liberal than others? And why do you think some people support same-sex adoption and not marriage? Do these facts make you think lesser of particular parts of the state?

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Old 05-10-2011, 06:50 PM
 
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Contrast this with 46% of Mississippi Republicans who don't approve of marriage between a black person and a white person.
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Old 05-10-2011, 07:21 PM
 
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Good point. The deep south still has their racial issues. But the majority of the rest of the country is moving out, with or without their enlightening moment.
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Old 05-11-2011, 07:22 AM
 
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The issue of gay marriage, gay adoption will be decided in the courts as we are a nation of laws interpreted by the constitution, not a nation of laws determined by the whims of public attitudes, emotion over a certain minority.
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Old 05-11-2011, 10:21 AM
 
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Nothing wrong with gay marriage at all. If the church doesn't want to marry them, let the state marry them then or let them find a church that will because they're out there. As a Virginian, I say it's time to move forward and move ahead. Didn't it used to be against the church to marry interracial couples?
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Old 05-11-2011, 11:39 AM
 
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Didn't it used to be against the church to marry interracial couples?
Actually it was Virginia state law until 1967. It may have been on the books after that but was unenforceable.
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