USA: New Report Says Legislators Who Vote for Marriage Equality Win Re-Election

Written by scott on March 5th, 2013

Gay Wedding RingsFreedom to Marry issued a new report today that shows that voting for marriage equality is no longer a death knell for a political career. SDGLN reports:

Based on election results in the two states that passed freedom to marry laws in the 2011-12 legislative cycle and whose members stood for re-election — New York and Washington — the analysis, “Pro-Marriage Legislators Win Elections,” finds that pro-marriage legislators who ran for reelection won 97% of the time. This is significantly higher than the national incumbent re-election average of 90% in 2012. “Polls have shown that a growing majority of Americans support ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage – and now we know that Americans vote that way at the polls, too,” said Evan Wolfson, founder and president of Freedom to Marry.

Paying attention, Illinois?

 

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