Hot on HuffPost:

See More Stories

The Gay Marriage Tipping Point

6 years ago
  0 Comments Say Something  »
Text Size
Maine is poised to become the latest state in the nation whose legislature will formally approve gay marriage. Following Vermont and Connecticut's lead, it will, as early as next week, become the 5th state in the union to legalize the practice. Truly, we are reaching a tipping point on the issue, and it isn't trending in the direction that most Christian conservatives would like.

Consider a new poll which shows that American support for gay marriage has gone up dramatically in just one month:

Forty-two percent of Americans now say same sex couples should be allowed to legally marry, a new CBS/New York Times poll finds. That's up nine points from last month, when 33 percent supported legalizing same sex marriage.

Perhaps this has something to do with the fact that since Iowa, Massachusetts, Vermont, California and Connecticut started allowing people of the same sex to wed, we have not seen society crumble at our feet. In fact, it seems that gay marriage may be very good for our societal fabric, and helps ail our tattered economy, to boot.

Of course, if you are disgusted by the idea of gay marriage, then economic arguments aren't likely to sway you. But it seems that this issue may be become a thing of the past faster than many could have predicted.

Our New Approach to Comments

In an effort to encourage the same level of civil dialogue among Politics Daily’s readers that we expect of our writers – a “civilogue,” to use the term coined by PD’s Jeffrey Weiss – we are requiring commenters to use their AOL or AIM screen names to submit a comment, and we are reading all comments before publishing them. Personal attacks (on writers, other readers, Nancy Pelosi, George W. Bush, or anyone at all) and comments that are not productive additions to the conversation will not be published, period, to make room for a discussion among those with ideas to kick around. Please read our Help and Feedback section for more info.

Add a Comment

*0 / 3000 Character Maximum Comment Moderation Enabled. Your comment will appear after it is cleared by an editor.

Follow Politics Daily

  • Comics
Featuring political comics by Robert and Donna TrussellMore>>
  • Woman UP Video
politics daily videos
Weekly Videos
Woman Up, Politics Daily's Online Sunday ShowMore»
politics daily videos
TV Appearances
Showcasing appearances by Politics Daily staff and contributors.More>>