Friday, September 19, 2008

Poll: Same-Sex Marriage Ban Losing Support

An interview with Integrity President Susan Russell is being aired today by the Public News Service.

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Below is a synopsis of the radio story.

September 19, 2008

California - Few Californians are supporting a ballot initiative that would ban same-sex marriage. A new Field Poll has found Proposition 8 trailing among likely voters, with just 38 percent supporting the initiative. Susan Russell, a priest at the All Saints Episcopal Church in Los Angeles, says people may be surprised to know she opposes the ban on gay marriage.

"Polls are showing us that fair-minded Californians are not interested in taking rights away from their neighbors. A core value of all of us who are people of faith is to love your neighbor as yourself. You don't love your neighbor by taking away their right to marry."

The Reverend Russell says she believes in protecting the sanctity of marriage for all people and that her church has married hundreds of gay couples since the unions were first allowed on June 17th. In May, the California Supreme Court overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Proponents of Prop. 8 want to overturn that ruling by creating a constitutional amendment.

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For the record, I said the EPISCOPAL Church (not "my" church) had married DOZENS of couples (not "hundreds") since June 17th!

Oh well ... at least they got my "love your neighbor" talking point in!

And the poll numbers are definitely good news ... although the "other side" has yet to unleash their $16 million dollar media campaign so no time to be complacent.