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  •  And Catholics overall support marriage equality (1+ / 0-)
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    more than just about any other group - one poll shows 71%.

    •  Linky please! (0+ / 0-)

      That's a delicious tidbit I want to throw at some wingnuts I know.

      To me progress is not so much a goal as it is a process and I believe it will not follow a straight course. Remember, the drops of water that form the river may not take the shortest path but they will still reach the ocean.

      by ontheleftcoast on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 05:29:03 PM PST

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         A March 18, 2011 poll, released by ABC News and the Washington Post showed that 63% of American Catholics support same-gender civil marriage. A second  March 22, 2011 poll, conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute showed 71% of Americans support same-gender civil marriage, and 73% support legislation to end LGBT-related workplace discrimination.
        When same-sex marriage is defined explicitly as a civil marriage, support is dramatically higher among Catholics. If marriage for gay couples is defined as a civil marriage “like you get at city hall,” Catholic support for allowing gay couples to marry increases by 28 points, from 43% to 71%. A similar pattern exists in the general population, but the Catholic increase is more pronounced.
        The interesting thing is that so many Catholics support marriage equality even before "marriage" is explicitly defined as the legal contract rather than the religious rite.
    •  I'm Catholic. Pro-choice. Pro-marriage equality. (1+ / 0-)
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      and I can't stand Ratzinger.

      I guess I stay in the Church due to its message on economics, the death penalty, war, peace (FWIW the church WAS against the Iraq war) and how they relate to the Gospels. I've heard the same priest rail against abortion one week & THEN  talk about how the government needs to spend MORE on public assistance programs the next week. I shit you not.

      But that's just me. I can't speak for anybody else.

      A village can not reorganize village life to suit the village idiot.

      by METAL TREK on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 08:08:15 PM PST

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