I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
"Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run
Mace Windu: Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.
The score is 31-0 when it comes to state voter initiatives for same sex marriage. Four of the most liberal states in the union just voted either by voter initiative or by legislature against same sex marriage.
The reality is that the trend for same sex marriage has halted in the United States. There is not a state save Massachusetts where same sex marriage could win as a voter initiative simply because half the country still sees homosexuality as immoral.
That is why the Supreme Court will probably end up deciding this. Going state by state is no longer a winning strategy for gay rights advocates.
Americans Evenly Divided on Morality of Homosexuality
2001: 40 % acceptable, 53 % morally wrong
2008: 48 % for both.
I suspect that this trend will continue and possibly accelerate. SCOTUS might decide it before the numbers change enough to make it so it passes voter initiatives, but it is not needed. It will within the next few years start passing based on voter initiatives.
I have an answer for everything...you may not like the answer or it may not satisfy your curiosity..but it will still be an answer. ~ Kal'Stang
My mind and my heart are saying I'm in my twenties. My body is pointing at my mind and heart and laughing its ass off. ~ Kal'Stang