Do Americans care about preserving traditional marriage? A
recent poll suggests they do, in spite of Election Day results
favoring homosexual "marriage."
Last Tuesday, voters in Maryland, Maine, and Washington state
approved homosexual marriage, while Minnesota -- which under state
law still recognizes marriage as between a man and a woman --
rejected a constitutional amendment that would have enshrined that
definition of marriage in the state constitution.
As a follow-up to that turn of events, the National
Organization for Marriage commissioned a nationwide poll on
Election Day. NOM spokesman Frank Schubert has the results.
"Sixty percent of voters do believe that marriage is one man and
one woman -- and this is a finding that is very consistent with a
poll that was taken for us in September which found that 57 percent
of American voters at that time believe that marriage was only the
union of a man and a woman," he shares.
Schubert explains why the poll is important in light of same-gender
marriage being approved in three states on November 6.
"The activists in the homosexual movement are very aggressive
trying to spin the election results as somehow signaling a big
shift in public opinion on the issue of gay marriage, when in fact
it doesn't signal any shift at all," he remarks.
Schubert goes on to explain that last Tuesday, traditional
marriage lost in liberal states by a relatively small percentage --
even though its supporters were outspent considerably. He also told
OneNewsNow that the poll should reassure traditional marriage
proponents the movement is still very much alive.
Of particular note is that in all four of these states,
traditional marriage received more votes than the GOP presidential
ticket received (see below) -- indicating perhaps that while
preserving traditional marriage is an important issue to many
voters, it is not an issue upon which an election may turn.
Traditional marriage: 46%
Traditional marriage: 48.1%
Traditional marriage: 47.4%
Traditional marriage: 46.8%