Every single survey done this year has shown that Americans support marriage equality. But the Religious Right doesn’t Do Reality, as their entire worldview is based on fiction of the fantasy genre, so one of their legal arms, the Alliance Defense Fund,* decided to rustle up a survey that made them feel better:
While the New York Senate continues to debate same-sex marriage — and could vote Friday to make the state the sixth to redefine marriage — the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) has released a survey that shows nearly two-thirds of Americans (62 percent) support marriage solely as the union of one man and one woman.
The scientific survey, sponsored by ADF and completed by Public Opinion Strategies last month, was part of a comprehensive examination of American attitudes toward marriage. In addition to the national survey, the research included 14 focus groups across the country.
Uh huh. This quote will show you exactly how far up their fannies the legal minds of the ADF really are:
“This survey,” he said, “along with the nearly 80 percent win rate in ADF marriage cases, shows the opposition has created an illusion of momentum, but not a real base of support or track record of victory in the courts.”
Real base of support: Every grown-up survey conducted this year on the subject.
Track record in the courts: Uh. Well aside from the fact that the bigots were completely laughed out of court in the Prop 8 trial, every other recent major legal decision on the subject of equality over the past year has gone our way.
I feel bad, in a way, for anti-gay fundamentalists. Their denial of reality and their utter inability to deal with facts are mindblowing. I predict that in ten years when full marriage equality is the law of the land and their views, as I have said before, have been relegated to the status of white supremacists, their arguments on the subject will similarly have been reduced to televised grunts, scratches and the occasional pained whimper. And no one will feel sorry for them.
Oh, by the way, ‘Public Opinion Strategies,’ as a polling outfit, has a really, really crappy record when it comes to both doing good surveys and telling the truth. Hell, just Google their name and click through link after link of reporting about how bad they are at what they do. [A natural fit for the Religious Right, of course.]
*Yes, the same ADF which embarrassed itself to death in the Prop 8 trial.