Minnesota For Marriage today released yet another anti-gay video attempting to indoctrinate Minnesota voters into believing its inaccurate and outright false statements, just 90 minutes after a crucial Prop 8 case ruling was announced, and on the same day that the non-partisan Public Policy Polling group announced results of a new poll that finds “Minnesota’s constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage now appears to be in serious danger of failing.”
The PPP poll finds:
Now only 43% of voters support the proposed amendment, with 49% of voters opposed to it. The shift since then has come with independent voters. After previously supporting the amendment by a 50/40 spread, they’re now opposing it 54/37. Republicans continue to strongly favor the amendment (74/21) while Democrats are almost equally strong in their opposition (71/22).
Independents coming a lot closer to Democrats than Republicans on gay rights is becoming something of a constant in our polling. The GOP seriously risks antagonizing voters in the middle if it continues to pursue a far right social agenda.
Minnesota sees the same massive generational gap on this issue that we’ve found in other states. Voters over 45 support the proposed amendment by a 50/42 spread. But those under 45 oppose it by an even greater 60/34 margin.
Voters in the state think gay marriage should be legal by a 47/42 margin, closely matching the numbers on the amendment. And when you expand the discussion to civil unions 75% of voters support some form of legal recognition for gay couples to only 21% who think there should be none. That includes even 55% of Republicans.
Following a campaign of asking and providing twisted answers for its questions, today, Minnesota For Marriage released their latest video, “Is putting traditional marriage in the constitution the same as imposing moral and religious views on society?”
Kelly Yanta, the former journalist who now works for the coalition formed by the National Organization For Marriage, the Minnesota Family Council — which has ties to James Dobson’s homophobic Focus on the Family – and the Minnesota Catholic Conference, hosts all Monnesota For Marriage Marriage Minute videos.
Ludicrously, Yanta claims:
The proposed Marriage Protection Amendment doesn’t impose anything. It simply puts our current law on marriage into our constitution so that it will be protected from activist judges or politicians bent on redefining marriage without the consent of the people.
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