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Gay Marriage Issue Actually Helps GOP

cammmmm Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 12:31 AM
well i grew up catholic, baptised, confirmation, etc. while voting your conscience is fine civil rights are black and white, u cant be more or less equal...its equal or not....that being said. i think education is the key ...many good people grew up in traditional conservative, religious families...my mum one example..its hard to overcome your upbringing. but the fact is this is a civil right not a conscience vote.
Conventional wisdom argues that opposition to gay marriage hurt Republicans in the recent election cycle, but nothing in the numbers suggests that this is true.
 
In the four liberal states where advocates for same-sex marriage won their victories, the redefinition of marriage proved much less popular than Barack Obama. In Maryland, for instance, Obama cruised to victory with 62 percent of the vote, but same-sex marriage squeaked by with just 52 percent. In other words, more than one out of six of Obama supporters voted with Republicans, not their fellow Democrats, against same sex marriage.
 
In Maryland, Maine, Washington...