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  •  You are absolutely correct. (0+ / 0-)

    I could have worded that better.

    Apologies for not being clear.

    I wish we had some sort of polling to see how attitudes towards gay marriage stack up against the populace as a whole.  It would help to combat the issue if we had a better idea of where people's attitudes lie and why.

    I just find it incongruous that a group that votes 92% democratic would have a hard time with gay marriage.  There must be something at play here that I don't see.

    •  Im not sure why you think (3+ / 0-)
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      Chi, CaliSista, TenthMuse

      The polling would yield anything different then the popualtion as a whole especially if weighted for religeous affiliation.

      Let me ask you this?  How the fuck are there gay republicans?  Blacks voted Dem because the republicans flat out hate us, and didnt even attempt to campaign for our votes, but whats up with the Log Cabin then, those are actual gay people voring for those who hate them.

      They tortured people to get false confessions to fraudulently justify our invading Iraq.

      by Adept2u on Wed May 06, 2009 at 09:04:06 AM PDT

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      •  For real... (2+ / 0-)
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        chemicalresult, TenthMuse

        The whole Log Cabin thing has always puzzled me.  I don't think I could see myself voting Democratic if David Duke wrote the party platform.

      •  That's the thing... (0+ / 0-)

        I try not to draw conclusions without data.  Maybe polling would reveal a bias towards gay people, maybe not.  Maybe there's a correlation between the Black community and membership in churches that preach against gay marriage.  The key thing here is I have no idea, and I don't like to speculate.  I'd love to see a poll that could shed some light on this.

        I really, really don't get gay Republicans.  Maybe during the Reagan era, but certainly not now.  It wouldn't surprise me if the log cabin Republicans have seen their membership dwindle over the past 10 years.

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