STUDY: Voters Prefer “Marriage Equality” Over Icky “Gay Marriage”

A Rutgers-Eagleton Poll revealed that while 52 percent of New Jersey voters believe in legalizing “gay marriage”, that support goes up to 61 percent if you use the word “marriage equality” instead. That’s probably because more people like the idea of marriage as an equal institution rather marriage as an institution turned gay by a bunch of homos.

We assume “same-sex marriage” would score even lower because it conjures up images of gay sex. Aren’t semantics cool?

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  • Cam

    Politicians have always known about this.

    That is why the GOP spent so much time trying to change “Healthcare” to “Obamacare” and other examples like that.

  • Riker

    @Cam: And why liberals insist on calling others “Repugnicans”, illegal immigrants “undocumented” or “migrant workers”, the Bush tax cuts “tax cuts for the wealthy”, etc.

  • Cam


    Siiiigh, Riker, that was just the most recent example that came to mind no reason to get your dander up. The GOP is doing more of that at the moment because they are in the minority and have to attack the majority.

  • MikeE

    But is ISN’T “gay marriage”.

    It IS “marriage equality”.

    If it was “gay marriage”, the simple fact that it requires a different name would mean it wasn’t “equal”.

    The question of semantics is not an idle one. There IS meaning behind words.. something, apparently, the writers of Queerty have never learned.

  • randy

    I’m in favor of calling it “sunday stew” if it will get more support!

  • Riker

    @Riker: Yes, by number they are the minority party right now. However, they are also currently the dominant party. Speaker Boehner and his associates are able to push the Democrats around seemingly at will. They even made President Obamato change the date of his address to a joint session, something no other sitting President has been made to do before.

    Granted, Senator Reid earned some respect in my eyes when he invoked the nuclear option. I happened to be watching CSPAN at the time because I was interested in the China currency bill, and my jaw literally dropped when Reid appealed the parliamentarian’s ruling because I knew what was coming. Honestly I didn’t think he had the balls to go through with it so he gets some respect for not just bending over again.

  • David Gervais

    I can’t help it, months ago, I TOLD YOU SO!!

  • A.l

    Down with homosexuals

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