April 13, 2004
Great News on Gay Rights
Amidst all the discussion of gay marriage, it's worth remembering how much support for general gay rights has increased in the last decade. Look at this poll discussed (somewhat sadly) by the Baptist Press. Among the highlights:
Even gay marriage is no vote winner for the GOP. Only 35% say Bush would handle the issue better than Kerry, essentially the same number who say Kerry would handle it better than Bush.
And many of those who oppose gay marriage know they are fighting a battle they will inevitably lose-- 59 percent say its gay marriage legalization is inevitable.
Update: Notably, even the Bush administration is afraid to go to far in attacking gay rights. His head of the Office of Special Counsel was quietly rolling back Clinton administration policy that had made discrimination against gays in government a violation of civil service rules. But after an outcry, the Bush administration reinstated the ban on discrimination against gay public employees.
Posted by Nathan at April 13, 2004 07:16 AM