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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 09:08 PM

Women powered gay marriage initiative to victory in Washington, poll shows

‘Nuff said.


When it came to legalizing same-sex marriage in Washington, women cast the decisive votes, according to a new poll,

The post-election survey conducted by Third Way, a D.C. think tank that favors gay marriage, showed women backed the marriage referendum by a whopping 15 percentage points.

In contrast, men narrowly opposed the measure, by a margin of two percentage points. Overall, Referendum 74 passed by a vote of 54 percent to 46 percent.

The gender gap is not surprising since other polls have shown they are more likely to support same-sex marriage. But the survey noted that the gender gap persisted in some surprising ways.

So what carries the day? Not money, not taxes, not bullshit, just straight up fairness.



Instead of focusing on rights and benefits, the group said, advocates needed to stress that allowing gays and lesbians to marry was primarily about them being able to make a life-long commitment to each other. In other words, talk less about issues like taxes and hospital visitations and more about how same-sex couples wanted to marry for the same reason as straight couples: to make a commitment to each.
http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/2012/12/13/women-powered-gay-marriage-initiative-to-victory-in-washington-poll-shows/

YEAH WOMEN!!!!!

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freshwest Dec 2012 #1
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #3
freshwest Dec 2012 #5
customerserviceguy Dec 2012 #2
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #4
customerserviceguy Dec 2012 #6
freshwest Dec 2012 #7
GiaGiovanni Dec 2012 #10
liberal_at_heart Dec 2012 #8
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #9

Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 09:21 PM

1. Whole family and all our friends, male and female voted for it with great happiness!

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Response to freshwest (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 09:32 PM

3. Mine Too!

To all of us!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 09:50 PM

5. Kid called to tell me how proud he felt, voting for marriage!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 09:31 PM

2. All this proves

is that men are more homophobic. Yes, even in Washington. I know, I lived there for 37 years.

But, things are changing...

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 09:43 PM

4. Yes. They are...

And who says it better than Bob Dylan...

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 09:51 PM

6. Yay, Bob! n/t

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 10:02 PM

7. Most of the men I know here are union, or public workers, or just plain Democrats. They voted for it

I don't hang around GOP or fundies if I know they are, but I'm lucky that way. I have a couple of bagger relatives down south and they would have voted for it, at least when we used to visit each other. They just are sooo skeert of commie Obama and we don't talk much now...

Speaking of baggers:

House GOP Boosts Funds for DOMA Legal Defense


http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014335386

Guess they were bluffing about the fiscal cliff if they have the time and money for this...


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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:10 AM

10. Or maybe it proves that men just don't like anything that says "marriage."

 



(Joke...just a joke....)

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 11:54 PM

8. there was a strong white christian male anti-referendum 74 vote

But not strong enough.

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Response to liberal_at_heart (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:12 AM

9. We all! Did it...

and we should be proud!

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