Gay Marriage is supported by the Young Conservatives

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The 29 year young Barbara Bush, daughter of George W. Bush shot a video for the Human Rights campaign urging New Yorkers to support marriage equality regardless of sexual orientation.

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According to a recent poll by CNN, the generational divide on the issue is clear.

 

  • 58% of 18 to 34 year old respondents support same sex marriage

  • 42% of 35 to 49 year old respondents support same sex marriage.

  • 41% of 50 to 64 year old respondents support same sex marriage.

  • Only 24% of American’s 65 and older support same sex marriage.

 

I imagine if you polled people under age 18, the supporters would be close to 80 or 90 percent.

US publicĀ  support of gay marriage is changing rapidly, and as the younger generations become more politically active it will only be a matter of maybe a decade before it becomes fully legal throughout the United States.

Same Sex Marriage Support graph
Support for Same sex marriage graphed since 1988

Graph and report found at FiveThirtyEight.com

It comes down to personal experience. The older generation did not know who their friends were that were gay. The openness of today’s society in regards to sexual orientation makes it easier for the younger generations to know and accept their friends who are gay or lesbian. Same sex attraction is no longer a mystery to fear, and their attitudes reflect such openness.

Young Barbara Bush Supports Marriage Equality

Barbara Bush Supports Marriage Equality

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