Brian Brown, head of the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage has found a new shiny object — a poll conducted for the anti-gay hate group Family Research Council. According to the poll, conducted by Wilson Perkins Allen (WPA), a majority of Americans oppose same-sex marriage and a larger majority oppose the Supreme Court deciding that there is a right to same-sex marriage.
Other clients of WPA include Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), former batshit Congressman Allen West (R-Florida) and current congressmen Joe Heck (R-Nevada) and Mike Pence (R-Indiana). Other than Joe Heck there seems to be a pattern to the lack of mental hygiene of WPA’s notable clients.
According to a recent CNN/ORC poll 63% of respondents said that they believe same-sex couples have a constitutional freedom to marry and have their marriages respected in their state. Aside from the fact that FRC’s poll is inconsistent with more agnostic efforts, it is irrelevant.
At issue before the Supreme Court is the simple issue of equal protection as defined by the 14th Amendment. That’s it. In United States v. Windsor Justice Kennedy was clear that states regulate marriage providing that they do not infringe on the constitutional rights of citizens. Kennedy cited Loving v. Virginia as an example of impermissible regulation. The Court must decide whether same-sex marriage bans rise to the level of interracial marriage bans in denying constitutional rights to citizens.
Brown does what Brown does:
“Contrary to the repeated assertions of the left, including incredibly inappropriate comments from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the American people continue to believe that marriage is only the union of one man and one woman,” said Brian S. Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM). “Moreover, an overwhelming majority of voters — more than 60% — believe it would be wrong for the US Supreme Court to impose gay ‘marriage’ on the entire nation. We hope that the justices of the Supreme Court see this survey and come to realize that any attempt to redefine marriage will be rejected by the American people and will be considered to be illegitimate.”
The firm of WPA Opinion Research released a nationwide survey of American voters yesterday containing important findings regarding the issue of marriage. Conducted for the Family Research Council during early February 2015, the survey found that 53% of voters believe that marriage is only the union of one man and one woman. It also found that 61% of voters are opposed to the idea of Supreme Court justices imposing a nationwide standard of gay marriage. …