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Poll Finds Majority of Pennsylvanians Support Same-Sex Marriage

Opinions broke down predictably along party lines.

A recent poll by Quinnipiac University has found that a majority of Pennsylvanians support same-sex marriage.

Fifty-seven percent of those polled would support a law allowing same-sex couples to marry, while 37 percent were opposed to such a law.

The poll results broke down predictably along party lines; 74 percent of Democrats were in favor of such a law, while a majority of Republicans -- 59 percent -- were opposed.

Fifty-three percent of men polled were in favor of a law permitting same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania, with 41 percent opposed. Sixty percent of women were in favor, with 34 percent opposed.

Younger voters were more likely to be in favor of such a law. The poll found 80 percent of voters ages 18 to 29 were in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage, with 15 percent opposed. Opinions among older voters were more divided, with 44 percent of those over 65 in favor and 48 percent opposed.

Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,405 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.6 percentage points from Feb. 19 to 24, calling both land lines and cell phones. 

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Grrrrr March 26, 2014 at 04:14 AM
I can't honestly care what idiotic behavior gets legalized by the Demo-craps anymore. Go ahead, guys and girls - marry each other off, and everytime you do, I'm sure that moron in Washington will personally call you to congratulate you on your "bravery and courage" , like he did all those other "brave" bozos. We don't want you reproducing any more little rugrats into this world, anyway. Of course some of you will adopt so you can bring up a new generation with your warped values. I'm just glad I won't be around to see this country decay and disintegrate back into the dirt, courtesy of all these "open-minded" sodomites and pot-smokers.
TheNate March 26, 2014 at 09:55 AM
No hare here, no bigotry or intolerance either: "I can't honestly care what idiotic behavior gets legalized by the Demo-craps anymore. Go ahead, guys and girls - marry each other off, and everytime you do, I'm sure that moron in Washington will personally call you to congratulate you on your "bravery and courage" , like he did all those other "brave" bozos. We don't want you reproducing any more little rugrats into this world, anyway. Of course some of you will adopt so you can bring up a new generation with your warped values. I'm just glad I won't be around to see this country decay and disintegrate back into the dirt, courtesy of all these "open-minded" sodomites and pot-smokers."
Joe from Willistown March 26, 2014 at 10:58 AM
Darwin Award candidates are always the last to know. Well, again, it's not like they weren't warned. And warned. And begged. And pleaded. And over and over and over again. Modern science and medical technology makes this ironic situation possible. Those that indulge themselves, contrary to the wisdom of the ages, see technology as the means to the end of pure selfishness. It also allows them to impudently laugh at those with cautious respect for life and civilization itself. That is to say, these people arrogantly believe themselves superior in their license to all that came before them with warnings of self-restraint and self-control. "We can have it all, you losers!" The truth is somewhat more complex. All the post-Sixties "liberated lifestyles" have something in common the participants cannot see for their willful blindness: they create sterile lives. There is no generation. No issue. No follow on. The end of the line. And it makes perfect sense. These aberrant life-style choices were promoted by the same cadre that decided human beings were akin to an infection of the earth mother Gaia, to be destroyed or at least controlled. Too many people mean someone's got to be sacrificed. Who would sacrifice their posterity willingly? Well it's an unnatural demand you've got to admit, so the obvious solution was to grant extreme license, the proverbial "sex, drugs, and rock and roll." Given that millions upon millions accepted this Devil's Bargain of forfeited posterity in exchange for pure hedonistic indulgence, the more perverse the better according to the law of diminishing returns, is it reasonable to expect them to willingly admit the abject horror of their choice as mortality dawns on them, the Boomers mainly, in their old age? No, it is not reasonable to expect Boomers (or anyone) to admit such a mortal mistake. Leon Festinger has much to say about the psychology involved. The short of it is that Christianity, with its message of redemption and hope for life eternal, is the only solution, the only way out for souls lost and forlorn. So now we understand why Christ's message much be repressed, censored, forbidden by any means necessary: redemption of the suicidal wickedness would bring the party to an immediate end. Most people haven't the courage to face such guilt and those that orchestrate it stand to lose awesome power and wealth garnered from peddling flesh and its vices. To the willing participants in the Culture of Death, know that you do have a Way Out with the humility that comes from falling on your knees and begging forgiveness for squandering the inestimable gift that is your life. Cry out to your God and he will hear you and you will know peace - perhaps for the first time in your life. Should you refuse to mend your evil ways then know this: the rest of us will not allow our sons and daughters to be seduced and trapped in a web of empty self-indulgence that murders the soul. We will warn you and speak truth to evil whether you like it or not -- specifically because you don't like it and thereby need most to hear it. But at the end of the day it will be them, who defied all warning and pleading, cajoling and even damnation ... who will face the ultimate consequences alone. By themselves, without bequest or heritage only the end. Party on dudes. Eat drink and be merry. For you, this is all there is. I understand (even as I vehemently oppose it) why you violently and militantly demand we normal people pretend you are fine, as even empty lip-service is better than the oblivion you face every day. May God grant you peace and may you be humble enough to accept it. In the meantime -- keep your self-destructive, posterity-terminating "lifestyles" to yourselves.
Joe Rapp March 26, 2014 at 03:36 PM
Holy Crazy! I dont live in the state any more buy my god, some of these comments are absolutely appaling and some of you need to know that you are absolutely nuts! If you think its a sin keep it to your self, you get the priveledge of going to a fictional place without gays when you die. Actually, no you wont, I forgot, god hates hate.

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