It’s just come over the wire that President Obama now openly supports same-sex “marriage.” He may be doing it to address the lack of enthusiasm among his Leftist base that James Carville writes about. He may be doing it to take some of the devastating sting out of the loss just suffered by gay “marriage” advocates in North Carolina. But if so, he–and the cultural Left in general–should take a close look at those NC numbers.
For all the talk of “inevitability”, the President may have just jumped on board a losing cause. Gay “marriage” was supposed to be defeated by 16 points in NC; it actually lost by 22. More importantly coming out of the NC vote is this tweet from a Democrat polling firm noticed by Maggie Gallagher:
Hate to say it, but I don’t believe polls showing support for gay marriage nationally. Any times there is a vote it doesn’t back it up.
Timothy Stanley says something very similar over at CNN. We may have arrived at a watershed point in this battle when even gay “marriage” proponents begin to notice that its “inevitability” is not so inevitable after all.
Here in Connecticut, even with one of the most liberal legislatures in the country, same-sex “marriage” only came about through a 4-3 vote by our State Supreme Court, the deciding vote being cast by a stand-in judge who was not even a Supreme Court Justice. We defeated same-sex “marriage” every year at the Capitol prior to the Court ruling, and even after the Court ruling we seized on the “codification” bill and successfully passed the strongest religious liberty exemptions against same-sex “marriage” in the country.
It was never inevitable. Not in Connecticut, not in North Carolina, not anywhere, and not because the President says he supports it. If gay “marriage” proponents could not even pass it in a legislature as liberal as Connecticut’s without the Court forcing it on them, then the public is not with them and this issue can be won by the traditional marriage side.
Much of FIC’s fight these last three years has focused on the things we knew would come after same-sex “marriage”: attacks on religious liberty–even the liberty of Bishops to govern their own Church–and attacks on parental rights in the schools, like the forced pro-gay indoctrination at Hartford Public High. The fight for marriage itself has been occurring on other fronts. But it is a national fight and, as with other national fights like the HHS mandate, we in Connecticut will be called upon to do our part.
Watch for more information on what you can to protect marriage on the national level and restore it here in Connecticut.