Thursday, January 16, 2014

GOP poll on HJR-3

Posted on Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 3:00 PM

The Indiana GOP has released their most recent polling data on HJR-3. Not surprisingly, the numbers they present don't jibe with the numbers we received from Freedom Indiana.

Of note:

When presented with the actual language of the Amendment, voters support it by a margin of 53% to 41%. When told that state law defines marriage to be between one man and one woman, they support protecting this law by placing the language in the State Constitution by a broader 58% to 38% margin. However, when told the language included in the second sentence of the Amendment could prohibit civil unions and affect domestic partnership benefits, opposition increases to 54%.

54% support removing this second sentence.

Meanwhile, a political raconteur has started a Change.org petition demanding that the voters of Indiana should be allowed to cast a ballot on the nullification of Gov. Pence's marriage.

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As far as this notion of holding a referendum on human rights: A great read for an overview from an historical perspective can found here. The essay's a tad dated (2009), but for background, this particular Professor has done some nice work.



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