Thursday, October 06, 2011

Does Washington State Support Homosexual Marriage?

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Senator Ed Murray, Representative Jamie Pedersen and their homosexual colleagues in the State Legislature are committed to redefining marriage in Washington State by using legislation to be introduced in the upcoming legislative session.

They feel this is the best time to re-define marriage and legalize homosexual "marriage"---using the legislative process, rather than a vote of the people.

The Seattle Times, the PI and other newspapers across the state, as well as most all television stations are urging them to "go for it" or as Ken Schram at KOMO 4 said recently, "This is the time."

The media cheerleading, of course, affirms that the news organizations will find ways to support the effort to re-define marriage. The editorial boards will shout it from the house tops, while the news components of these organizations find ways to undermine those who support natural marriage, while elevating homosexual couples and individuals with special needs and grievances--- that would be solved by "marriage."

We know what the media generally believes about marriage. But what do you believe? What do the people believe?

We have begun an ongoing survey to both discover what the people of the state believe about marriage and to help us in our effort to educate and affirm natural marriage as a biblical model and one embraced by every major religion and every successful society in the past 5000 years.

We believe the Truth will change hearts and minds that are undecided, confused, have been misled or simply do not know what they believe about marriage. To assist us in this campaign, we have hired Elway Research, Inc. to provide us with surveys.

Elway is a respected research and polling company used often by the media in Washington State. They have delivered the first survey.

No big surprise regarding the younger voters. The younger they are, the more supportive they are of re-defining marriage.

This is a direct result of the 12-year indoctrination (K-12) in public education classrooms and the persistent drum beat of the entertainment industry in television, movies and music. And news.

Democrats strongly support homosexual "marriage". 73% approve, 17% oppose.

Republicans strongly support natural marriage as between one man and one woman. 72% to 19%.

Independents support natural marriage. 52% to 40%

Seattle says re-define marriage. Legalize homosexual "marriage". 63% to 28%. 9% are undecided.

King County says re-define marriage. Legalize homosexual "marriage." 53% to 33%. 13% are undecided.

The rest of the state opposes re-defining marriage to legalize homosexual "marriage."

Statewide. Men oppose legalizing homosexual "marriage" 58% to 38%. 9% undecided.

Statewide. Women favor legalizing homosexual "marriage" 50% to 43%. 7% undecided.

Bottom line on our first survey:

Do you support legalizing homosexual "marriage" in Washington State?

44% Yes.
48% No.
8% Undecided.

Margin of error. Plus or minus 5.

I have linked the entire Elway survey here.

The future of marriage and family clearly hangs in the balance. There is work to do. We are acting now in defense of marriage and the family. If you support marriage and family, would you stand in support of what we are doing?

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  1. They feel this is the best time to re-define marriage and legalize homosexual "marriage"---using the legislative process, rather than a vote of the people.

    I think I have to disagree with you here. The legislative process is the right way for them to go about this. I object to the attempts in other places to implement SSM by judicial fiat, but this is following the system set up by the constitution.

  2. So using a sample heavily weighted towards elderly voters, perfectly bizarre wording, and a lead in that contains who knows what sort of push polling tactics, the best Gary's money could buy is a poll that shows neither side getting a majority and the plurality with in the margin of error.


    I'm wondering why Gary thinks the use of the legislative process rather than a vote of the people is significant and somehow illegitimate, yet he has spent years defending and demanding legislators respect the WA state DOMA, which was passed using the legislative process, rather than a vote of the people? If the legislative process is perfectly acceptable for banning something, why wouldn't it be the correct venue for allowing the same thing?

    Situational Ethics.


  3. Interesting . In WA the last few votes of the people have upheld natural, Biblical marriage.

  4. The people have turned out strongly in favor of marriage. I can not bring myself to utter homosexual ___ . It of course is not marriage since it cannot produce any of the attributes of marriage.

    Now I'm sure these "The Emperor Has No Clothes" fools will rail away yet the results statistically of homosexual relationships is morbid, depressing and transient if that is all they do - leave - without beating the other one up. Just ask me how I know. Do you all really think that there just might be some miserable experiences that a few would confess to? So many do try to hide the facts but those who are willing to report the truth know better. It is a very miserable experience, depressing life full of hardship and angst.

  5. Oh you are mistaken. Don't you remember the R71 ballots? They sold domestic partnerships as 'marriage' and the people supported them in the election.

    I do find it interesting - in Gary's last Elway poll the majority of people below 55 supported marriage equality, now a few years later the plurality of people below 65 support it, and that's with the new poll over sampling the old and under sampling the young when compared to the last 2 elections demographic statistics.

    Surely all of you can see the inevitability of marriage equality by legislative action in Washington near future, right?

    All this over the state licensing 1 or 2% more contracts than they did before. Surely there's better ways to spend time than fighting a losing battle to deny equal rights to others? Or activities that will at least give a better margin of return?

    Why not pool that money and give someone a real job? Now there would be a nice Christian thing to do.

  6. I think they have created some jobs. They've hired people to push poll their anti gay positions.

  7. No need to try to persuade me otherwise, I would not recommend suicide to anyone. Homosexual lifestyle, especially for men, is suicidal, unhealthy. Same sex "sex" is, matter of scientific knowledge, a death wish. Legit science traced the first carrier to USA through the AIDs viral infection pattern. Scores who are infected will not risk abandoned relationships and shelter their medical history. Bad choices should not be sanctioned, much less blessed by the Public.


  8. E-burg,

    You just made an argument for stable, monogamous relationships. Yet, you're against marriage?

  9. 7:07 don't bother, E-burg's comments reveal more about him than he probably wants us or his pastor to know.

    Only a minority of gay men have HIV, its more likely a US male adult will do prison time than it is a gay man will have HIV disease. And Christians don't stereotype or judge someone by the qualities of another.

    And even if someone does have HIV disease its less of a 'death wish' than heart disease, cancer, emphysema, etc, even when looking at only gay men. Want to look for people with a death wish? Check out your local McDonalds, the overweight, or anyone that smokes before looking anywhere else.

    The civil contract of marriage is license between the two married people and the state to make everyone's life better. The married couple get a set of rules the help define what they can expect from each other and the state. The state gets two people it can in many instances look upon as a single economic unit and don't need help or support until both members are unable to provide. Licensed couples are happier, healthier, give more back to society and take less from it - the state need no more reason than that to explain supporting marriage equality.

    Giving all married couples the right to license with the state is a win/win proposition for all involved even e-burg, he just doesn't know it.

  10. Giving all married couples the right to license with the state is a win/win proposition for all involved.

    All MARRIED couples already have the right to license with the state. Those engauged in the perversion of the marriage covenant do not and that's a win/ win proposition for our whole country.

    Craig in Lacey

  11. Craig, you don't get to decide who's married or not and I would guess that's what's driving you nuts.

    Many US religions allow blessings of marriages regardless of the sex combination of the couple and there is absolutely nothing you can do to stop that. A number of states already license civil contracts for those married citizens and there's nothing you can do about that either.

    If you think marriage is a religious thing, well then the state is obligated to honor them - you have a right to marry a woman so does everyone else.

    If you think its a state thing if one citizen can license with a husband they all should be able to do so, ditto for wives.

    Either way you're wrong.


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