Saturday, February 8, 2014

Anti-Gay Bigotry Struggling to Survive in Kentucky

Don't let your guard down just yet - the closer we get to full Fairness in the Commonwealth, the more vicious and violent the rabid ferrets of hatred will become - but the worm is definitely turning.

Most Kentuckians still support a state ban on gay marriage, but their numbers have declined significantly from a decade ago when an amendment to the state constitution banned civil unions and limited marriage to a man and a woman.

In the latest Bluegrass Poll — conducted by SurveyUSA for The Courier-Journal, Lexington Herald-Leader, WHAS-TV in Louisville and WKYT-TV in Lexington — 55 percent of the 1,082 registered voters polled said gays and lesbians should not be allowed to marry.

Thirty-five percent said they favored allowing gay marriage, while 10 percent said they were not sure.
The poll’s findings contrast with a 2004 Bluegrass Poll that showed an overwhelming majority — 72 percent — supported a constitutional ban on gay marriage that legislators were considering at the time. The ban was ratified by voters in November 2004.
I'm sure I'm not the only person in this state who has been buying more wedding gifts for gay couples than for hetero couples since the Supreme Court killed DOMA last summer. Not to mention plane tickets to attend same-sex weddings in enlightened states.

If Kentucky wedding businesses have a lobbyist, she needs to be berating legislators about the millions of dollars her clients are losing every year because Kentucky couples are getting married elsewhere.

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