- Was the recent poll surge for same-sex marriage in Maryland just some kind of fluke? Well, it’s happening elsewhere, too, in states with different politics and demographics. “Mainers support legalizing same-sex marriage, 57 percent to 35 percent, according to a statewide poll commissioned by the Portland Press Herald.” Iowa Republicans ran against gay marriage for years, but now find public opinion shifting against them on the issue. Nonetheless, it’s worth remembering that anti-ssm forces have repeatedly won referenda in moderate states where poll numbers for a time looked good. How do they manage that? Jim Burroway at Box Turtle Bulletin says they change the subject.
- I’m feeling lucky: “Google to governments: legalize gay marriage” [CNet] That’s part of a wider trend in which gay marriage is gaining corporate support. Minnesota, where, as in Maryland, the issue is on the ballot this fall, has led the way, with major corporations such as General Mills, St. Jude Medical and Thomson Reuters backing marriage for all. Time for Maryland business to start catching up, no?
- Hans Bader of the Competitive Enterprise Institute opposes the Employment Non-Discrimination Act [ENDA], but supports gay marriage. He explains in this post why he sees no contradiction in that. Related: Jacob Sullum.
- “The Best Flip-Flop He Could Make: Romney Should Support Gay Marriage” [Eli Lehrer] “Quietly, the Republican Party Is Embracing Gays” [McClatchy DC]
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