Sunday, April 10, 2011

Will Right-Wing Christians Go after Interracial Marriages Next?

     46% of these hardcore Republican voters believe interracial marriage should be illegal, while 40% think it should be legal.
     No, this isn't 1966 when interracial marriage became legal in Mississippi.  This is 2011.   

     But who are these "hardcore Republicans"?

     The PPP poll also revealed that [Sarah] Palin has more support among voters who believe interracial marriage should be illegal than among those who are OK with it. Mitt Romney's numbers reveal just the opposite. He has a higher favorability among Mississippi Republicans who want interracial marriage to remain legal.

     One thing I hear all the time from well-intentioned supporters of marriage equality is "Just be patient.  The next generation is more accepting. Things will change in another ten or twenty years."  Well check out this result from the poll:


truthspew said...

Those are some truly scary statistics.

I wonder if its because the younger crowd isn't being educated about the civil rights struggles of the 1960's.

Buffy said...

Good grief. So much for "land of the free" and "all men are created equal".

Russ Manley said...

Welcome to Dixie. Are you surprised? Say, you're not from around here, are you?

FWIW - there are a surprising number of young people in TX these days who are gay-friendly and supportive of their LGBT peers. Can't put a number on it, but enough to be noticeable. How that happens, I have no idea, but I'm glad.