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Thursday, 13 March 2014 16:45

More And More Republicans Support Marriage Equality

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But what's going on with the Republicans? In addition to the fact that a new poll reveals that a majority of the young Republicans support marriage equality, Republican groups in Oregon and of the Western-states openly said to be in favour of the equal marriage.

It is often the case, young people are more opened and more understanding as regards sexual orientation. A poll on the Republican voters did nothing but confirm that by showing that 61% of young Republicans under 30 support marriage for same-sex couples while the voters having over 65 supporting marriage equality account for only 22%.

Whereas the Democrats are 69% in favour of a marriage law for any human being, 38% of the Republicans supports such a law (they were only 24% in September 2012).

And yet, in Oregon, a coalition of Republican leaders 'Freedom Oregon', voted their official support for marriage equality by a 233-162 vote.

"The Freedom to marry is consistent with the Republican values of freedom, commitment, and personal responsibility," said Dan Occhipinti, a Portland attorney and one of the leaders in Freedom Oregon.  "If you can pay taxes and fight for your country, you should be able to marry the person you love."

In the same way, a group of Western-state Republicans plans to enter the battle in favor of same-sex marriage, as reports The New York TimesThe New York Times. They wrote a document urging the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit to declare equal marriage bans in Utah and Oklahoma unconstitutional.

"The themes of liberty and freedom resonate especially well in the West," said Mr. Gallagher, who was chief counsel in Colorado for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign in 2012.

Recently, a Washington Post-ABC News poll revealed that 59% of American people are in favour of a constitutional law for same-sex couples to get married.

According to The Washington PostThe Washington Post, support for same-sex marriage has changed more rapidly than almost any social issue in the past decade.

In a Post-ABC poll in March 2004, 38% said same-sex marriage should be legal, while 59% said it should not. Ten years later, it is always 59%, but this time-here, in its favour!

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