USA: 86% of Democrats Voted for Marriage Equality in 2012 Votes

Written by scott on December 14th, 2012

USA: 86% of Democrats Voted for Marriage Equality in 2012 VotesEarlier I cited centrist Democratic think tank Third Way’s poll on marriage equality support in Washington, where same-sex marriages just got underway. Well, that report, showing that framing marriage equality as a matter of love, rather than rights wins the fight, is now out.

Here’s a telling excerpt about movement among political lines:

The victory for marriage in Washington State was delivered by voters well outside the usual liberal base. Centrist voters supported the marriage refer- endum by large margins, with 66% of moderates voting yes, as well as 59% of Independents.

Unlike past elections–including Proposition 8 in California, where Democrats had trouble consolidating their own base in favor of marriage–this time 80% of Obama voters pulled the lever for marriage, as well as 86% of Democrats. Even 79% of moderate and conservative Democrats voted in favor of marriage for gay couples, as well as 38% of liberal and moderate Republicans.

Authored By Andrew Belonsky – See the Full Story at Towleroad.com

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