Depending on how the Supreme Court rules this week on the issue of same-sex marriage, 2014 could end up being another big year for marriage equality at the ballot box. After the success of several same-sex marriage initiatives and referendums in 2012, all across the country campaigns are being started to put this issue before [...]
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday June 25, 2013 2:32 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Monday June 3, 2013 2:12 pm|
The College Republican National Committee has done their own postmortem for the 2012 election among young voters and the data is not good for Republicans. The GOP has a serious image problem among young people, and on several key issues the party is out of line with the Millennial generation. The part that really stood [...]
|By: Jon Walker Thursday May 9, 2013 2:03 pm|
Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist (F) continues his slow political transformation by publicly endorsing marriage equality. He wrote on his Facebook page: Some great news: On Tuesday, Delaware became the 11th state to allow marriage equality. And just a few days ago, Rhode Island adopted a similar measure, which followed victories last fall in Maine, [...]
|By: Jon Walker Thursday April 25, 2013 1:35 pm|
It is taken for granted that technology is changing every aspect of our lives but the speed at which things are changing is remarkable. According to a new report by Pew Research, from 2008 to the 2012 the number of political activities online has exploded. It found 39 percent of American engaged in some form [...]
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday April 2, 2013 3:07 pm|
It is sometimes hard to get across how incredibly fringe opposition to marriage equality is among the Millennials. Thankfully, Public Policy Polling’s new “conspiracy theory” poll provides a surprisingly useful point of comparison. Here are five things that more voters under 30 believe in more than opposing same-sex marriage. An UFO crashed at Roswell – [...]
|By: Jon Walker Monday April 1, 2013 9:50 am|
Beyond the political power of the Millennial generation, on Meet the Press, Sen Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said it was inevitable that a Republican candidate for President would eventually support same-sex marriage. From NBC: CHUCK TODD: Let me ask you on gay marriage. Could you support a Republican presidential candidate someday who supported same-sex marriage. SENATOR JEFF [...]
|By: Jon Walker Monday March 18, 2013 12:43 pm|
Today, Hillary Clinton officially came out in support of marriage equality. While her endorsement is not surprising given the changing attitudes within the Democratic Party, I think the way she did it is noteworthy. Clinton didn’t just send out a basic press release or offer a simple one line answer during an interview. She made [...]
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday November 7, 2012 12:02 am|
Marriage equality history was made yesterday in Maine and Maryland. For the first time ever the electorate in a state has voted to grant same-sex couples the right to get married instead of voting to take it away. A truly remarkable political and social transformation has occurred.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday November 6, 2012 9:41 am|
What is remarkable is how close almost all the marriage equality and marijuana legalization ballot measures are in the final polls. If you live in one of these states and care about these issue make sure to vote. There is the real possibility that some of them will be decided by just a fraction of a percent.
|By: Jon Walker Monday November 5, 2012 2:09 pm|
It is likely voters in both states will make history by affirmatively voting in support of same-sex marriage, but it is going to be extremely close. The undecideds tend to break against change when it comes to ballot measure polling. Given the large age divide on the issue of marriage equality, the fate of both measures could depend on whether or not young voters turn out in significant numbers this year.