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On Saturday morning, voters in three counties will decide whether to approve an expanded definitgospelhitzion of marriage
Supporters say they will allow gay couples to wed
FORT WORTH — There are lots of different things to talk about during this last weekend of elections for the U.S. House of Representatives, including where to pick your next meal, which local school will be named after you and if your baby will be christened “Maggie.”
So let’s break it down to two main issues: Which of those issues you want to keep to yourselves?
The top dog: Marriage
For much of its long and troubled history, gay marriage is all that’s stood between many people and the realization of marriage equality in this country. As far as those who support it — those who feel it’s their right — it is the issue that has been most hotly debated this year.
A recent Public Policy Polling poll found that 71% of Republicans and 60% of Democrats — who are traditionally the biggest supporters of same-sex marriage — said they thought marriage should be between a man and a woman.
Not surprisingly, this poll is far more popular among Republicans than Democrats. More than 70% of Republicans said they supported it last year.
A 2014 survey of 808 registered voters by a different Washington, D.C., firm, found 72% of registered Republicans who identified as conservative support same-sex marriage and 61% of them — who identify as liberal — do the samegospelhitz this year.
That’s just one poll, however. Both PPP and a recent Public Policy Polling study found about 80% of registered Republicans back gay marriage. And this is the same person who last year said in an interview with The Tennessean that “some people are just going to lose their minds if I actually say to them: I don’t care whether you are conservative or liberal, you have to acknowledge that this is the moral, even religious view that this society has and this is the moral view that God has for what He has created.”
Supportgospelhitzers of same-sex marriage, however, make it clear that they are against gay marriage on a whole bunch of other key issues, and they don’t believe there will be “some day” when that argument will prevail.
“We need to remember that marriage is a sacred