Why Protecting Marriage Works
Marriage Must be Protected in our Laws and our Constitution
While many activists and media outlets would have us believe that same-sex marriage is inevitable, and that we are swimming against the tide, it simply isn't so. The majority of Americans oppose same-sex marriage, and resist it each time they are given the opportunity.
Precision Marketing interviewed 600 randomly selected likely voters for the General Election of 2008. Here are the results:
(results are +/- 4%)
Qu. #1 - Would you support or oppose an Amendment to the state Constitution defining marriage as the union between one man and one woman?
67% - Support
25% - Oppose
Qu. #2 - Who do you think should have the final say on whether marriage remains defined as the union between a man and a woman, the citizens of PA or the courts?
72% - Citizens
16% - the Courts
more than a 4 to 1 margin
Qu. #3 - In 2009, PA citizens may have the chance to vote on a referendum that would guarantee that marriage exists between one man and one woman only. If the vote were held tomorrow would you vote FOR a marriage amendment or AGAINST a marriage amendment?
67% - For
28% - Against
Qu. #4 - Currently, 27 states have passed state Constitutional amendments defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Do you support or oppose a PA state constitutional amendment to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman and prevent government creation of an equivalent marital status for same sex couples?
63% - Support
32% - Oppose
2 to 1 margin
Qu. #5 - If your state legislator wanted the courts rather than PA citizens to define marriage, would you be more likely or less likely to re-elect that legislator?
59% less likely to re-elect
14% more likely to re-elect
more than 4 to 1 margin
Qu. #6 - Some PA legislators have been avoiding the issue of defining marriage. If you knew that more than half of the states have already voted to keep marriage between one man and one woman, do you think it is time for our legislators to deal with this issue?
70% - Yes
21% - No
more than 3 to 1 margin
68 percent of the respondents in a recent CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll said same-sex "marriages" should not be recognized under the law. Read the report.