An LA Times poll finds 51% of Americans say “if gays are allowed to marry, the institution of marriage will be degraded,” and 60% say homosexual relationships are “against God’s will.” This is hardly surprising.
What is surprising and what is most significant about the poll are these numbers:
- While about six in 10 people felt homosexual relationships are “against God’s will,” a similar percentage felt that legal recognition of same-sex marriages was inevitable.
Sixty percent of those polled described themselves as sympathetic to the gay community. About the same percentage said they would be willing to vote for an openly gay political candidate. [AP]
Six out of ten Americans, a clear majority, would vote for a gay candidate, feel sympathetic to the gay community, and most significant, believe that legal recognition of same-sex marriage is inevitable. That means they can separate their own personal beliefs from the law of the land, and they think that law will result in the recognition of gay marriage. I’d say that makes it inevitable.