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  •  There's less middle ground for the youngest (3+ / 0-)
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    group.  There is a slightly larger number who oppose than in the next two age groups (which I chalk up to being from conservative families and absorbing their parents positions as their own), but civil union number is much lower, and full marriage number is much higher.  So they clearly seem to think if you're gonna do it, do it - none of this half-assed, second-class-citizen bullshit.  Good for them.

    They only call it Class War when we fight back.

    by lineatus on Tue Jan 18, 2011 at 09:37:17 AM PST

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    •  I would expect to see that. They've been (1+ / 0-)
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      exposed to the concept of gays marrying for most of their thought lives, whereas for those middle aged, it wasn't even a concept we'd have of for most of our lives, and it takes a little adjustment.  So for some of us, we started with a "sure, being gay shouldn't prevent you from having a recognized relationship with the person of your choosing, and civil unions will accomplish that, yada yada yada".  Then, after listening and learning and thinking, a bunch of us went "you know, there is no reason they should still have an 'separate but equal' standard and they have every right to the same recognition I can have."  I think it's been an evolution of thinking for older people, whereas for the young, they've been exposed to the concept from the beginning of their thought process.  I suspect we'll see many of the older folks shift from civil unions to marriage in the near future.

      "If you trust you are not critical; if you are critical you do not trust" by our own Dauphin

      by gustynpip on Tue Jan 18, 2011 at 11:20:06 AM PST

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