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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Public Opinion on Gay Marriage

From The Wall Street Journal:

President Barack Obama faces new pressure to clarify his position on gay marriage – a move he has been in no rush to make — thanks to comments from his vice president and his education secretary.

Republicans in past presidential races have used the issue to mobilize their conservative base and Mr. Obama has tried to avoid making news on the issue. But as the Journal reported, polls show the political risk of embracing same sex-marriage is fading amid a rapid shift in public opinion.

Which leads to the question — what is the public’s current split on gay marriage, and precisely how rapidly has it changed?

Read more here.


Hat Tip: Naomi Cahn

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Vice President Biden has always been one to put his foot in his mouth. With regard to this issue, Vice President Biden forced the President to speak publicly about his views on the issue.

Posted by: Tulsa Divorce Lawyers | May 11, 2012 7:03:38 PM

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