Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Gay marriage acceptance is only a question of time

This chart is amazing. A couple of statisticians, Jeffrey Lax and Justin Phillips plotted support for allowing same-gender marriage by age and state.

Their finding: if policy were set by people under 30, only 12 states would forbid gay marriage TODAY.


Soon enough, these folks will set policy. The interim is about trying to live through the backlash before the inevitable happens.

Note too, that Maine, facing an anti-gay marriage referendum in November, sits right on the cusp of acceptance by "all" according to this study. If you can, help out Equality Maine.

H/t The Lead.

1 comment:

Darlene said...

Arizona isn't as far down on the chart as I expected. It was a bunch of fundamentalists Mormons who sunk gay marriage in California. Maybe there is hope for my state yet.