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Young Republicans Now Favor Same-Sex Marriage By 61 Percent, New Survey Shows

FT_14.03.10_GayMarriageRepublican1With the majority of registered American voters now in favor of same-sex marriage, it only seems logical that the new generation of registered Republicans are changing their tone on the issue.

According to a new survey published by Pew Research this week, 61 percent of Republicans under age 30 “favor same-sex marriage,” while just 27 percent of Republicans over age 50 do not support it. Only 35 percent of those under 30 surveyed blatantly oppose same-sex marriage.

Pew credits the “rapidly changing public opinion overall” for the uptick in Republican support, and provide further stats that prove the GOP is headed in a new direction:

Just 18% of Republicans under 30 say “more gay and lesbian couples raising children” is a bad thing for American society, while 26% say it is a good thing (56% either say it doesn’t make a difference or they don’t know). By comparison, majorities or pluralities of older Republicans say this trend is a bad thing for society.

Times are changing!

By:           Matthew Tharrett
On:           Mar 13, 2014
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  • 12 Comments
    • Cam
      Cam

      Too bad the party only cares about what the Tea Party and the Lobbyists say.

      Mar 13, 2014 at 1:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr. E. Jones
      Mr. E. Jones

      Give them 10 years, and they’ll be just as bigoted as their parents. And they’ll go on website comments and tell everyone how they have lots of gay friends, and because they know gay people they feel we shouldn’t get married or be permitted to have kids.

      Mar 13, 2014 at 2:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • theatasigma
      theatasigma

      @Mr. E. Jones: I am not sure that will be the case. Their generation seems to be more upbeat and hates both Republican and Democrat politics. I got a feeling once the old guard leave Washington things are going to change. They don’t like the fact that rich old men and women are getting theirs while while the scraps are thrown to us like dogs. They also feel that to be complete, everyone needs to be equal, to them that is the only fair way.

      Mar 13, 2014 at 2:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tk92
      tk92

      This is a very good thing. Gay marriage should be seen as promoting strong families, something republicans say they care about.

      Mar 13, 2014 at 3:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pistolo
      Pistolo

      They favor same-sex marriage but still support homophobic candidates. NOT GOOD ENOUGH.

      Mar 13, 2014 at 4:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      Well, conservies and religious Fundies, there goeth the game! Thanks so much for showing up! Sorry your work was for naught… were you really expecting a different outcome??

      Mar 13, 2014 at 4:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SpunkyBunks
      SpunkyBunks

      Sorry, we’re not buying this propaganda. They still aren’t getting our votes. The red states are still red states.

      Mar 13, 2014 at 7:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gjg64
      gjg64

      What’s a “Young Republican”, not yet retired?

      Mar 13, 2014 at 9:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA
      1EqualityUSA

      More Antonin Scalias, Clarence Thomases, Sam Alitos, & “Citizens United” decisions that ensure monied power mongers such as David and Charles Koch can manipulate democracy with their wealth? mmmm. No thanks.

      Mar 13, 2014 at 11:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DuMaurier
      DuMaurier

      @SpunkyBunks: Well, the people polled aren’t candidates, they’re voters. The question is, if they feel this way, why are they Republicans? Probably because they don’t like Democrats on a wide variety of other issues, and (R) or (D) is the only game in town–which is the real problem with our system. Does anyone else think it’s weird that for a century and a half the same two parties have continuously alternated in power in this country? Is there any other nation in the world where this is true?

      Mar 14, 2014 at 12:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      But they don’t care about rights enough to not belong to a party that advocates for the legalization of bigotry, the legalization of firing people for being gay, and allowing people to excuse any behavior by claiming it is their religious belief.

      Mar 14, 2014 at 10:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SteveDenver
      SteveDenver

      @Cam: I agree 100%. When will they realize REPUBLICAN is the problem, not that party’s attempts every few years to re-brand its bigotry?

      Mar 14, 2014 at 3:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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