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Poll: Most Kentuckians still oppose same-sex marriage, yet gap narrows

Monday, February 10, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Nearly a decade after 74 percent of Kentuckians voted for a constitutional amendment outlawing same-sex marriages and civil unions, a new poll finds than margin narrowing.

According to a WHAS-TV/Courier-Journal Bluegrass Poll, now only 55 percent of Kentuckians oppose legalizing same-sex marriage.

Driving the gaining acceptance of gay and lesbian marriage in Kentucky are young people. Those between 18 and 34 are the only age category where a plurality of respondents (47 percent) favor legalizing same sex marriage.

Martin Cothran, a senior policy analyst at the Family Foundation of Kentucky and an opponent of same-sex marriage, said it “only makes sense that opinions would change” because marriage equality supporters “have control of basically every cultural institution, government, academia and the media.”

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  1. Maybe once they realize the rest of the country is going the way of equality, they’ll come along for the ride.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 4:55am
  2. funny their abbreviation is KY

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 4:55am
  3. they can bang a horse or their sister but gays are bad?

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 4:56am
  4. “Reality has a well documented liberal bias.”
    -Stephen Colbert

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 4:57am
  5. So basically, this guy just confirmed that marriage equality supporters are cultured, natural leaders, intelligent and outspoken advocates. I totally agree.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 4:57am
  6. Lets hope it keeps growing.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 4:58am
  7. Sadly I’m not surprised. We will probably be one of, if not, the last state to have the ban lifted.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 5:00am
  8. Perpetuating stereotypes about incest and bestiality only spreads hatred. The lgbtq community has been, and continues to be, lumped into the same category as sleeping with family members and animals, using that as an insult only makes it worse.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 5:02am
  9. the horse is not made up..bestiality is legal..

    Replied on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 5:03am
  10. If it were equality..it’s money baby!!! They realize how much financial resource there is in it being law.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 5:02am
  11. That’s right, no one listens to Rush, Coulter, Hannity, or O’Reilly. The media is so pro-gay.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 5:03am
  12. A hullava lot of Kentuckians still believe in incest , spousal abuse and moonshine too. Just sayin’.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 5:03am
  13. Lol yea just like black people controlled everything

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 5:04am
  14. but they love their family members and i do mean LOOOOOOVE lolol

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 5:08am
  15. Gay marriage opponent says it “only makes sense that opinions would change” because marriage equality supporters “have control of basically every cultural institution, government, academia and the media.” We think they are just mad because they no longer have complete control of the populace’s hearts and minds.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 5:10am
  16. Larry, you hit the nail right on the head.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 5:14am
  17. I live in KY and I wonder if you asked those who are against same-sex marriage to explain without using religion, most could not do it! Most of them do not believe n the separation of church and state!!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 5:22am
  18. ahhh but we aren’t yet ruling the world but at least the “Gay Agenda” is on track… btw does anyone have a copy of the “Gay Agenda” Would love to see what it is. :-P

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 5:24am
  19. Doesn’t matter what they think. They aren’t gay and shouldn’t give a crap if gays get married. They already live together so what’s the problem?

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 5:26am
  20. As a gay male in Kentucky, I’m happy to see the number of same-sex marriage supporters growing, even if it’s not the majority just yet. At least there is progress being made. The saddest part of this post is reading all of the hateful comments that people feel like they need to post, just to insult others for a laugh. I was under the impression that the entire point of all of this is to fight hatred and to fight for equality. Bullying isn’t the way to succeed in that.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 5:36am
  21. or, in other words, everybody with brains.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 5:39am
  22. Ah, the whines and cries of those losing a stranglehold on society. Music to my ears! :)

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 5:45am
  23. So…the same ignorant remarks some of you are making about Kentuckians are the same negative things that are said about us LGBT people….Classy!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 5:45am
  24. HAHAHAHA now that’s funny.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 5:46am
  25. so…theyve replaced us jews then? lol just kidding. but its that same idiotic paranoia. surprised they didnt try to claim we lgbt folks also own the banks. smh

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 6:02am
  26. Because we’re cultured

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 6:16am
  27. oh brother!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 6:16am
  28. nothing to do with having control, it’s people using common sense

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 6:49am
  29. Even the youngsters there are not in favor it by a commanding lead. What gives?

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 7:10am
  30. If we have control of every cultural institution, government, academia and the media, as Martin Cothran (a well-known Kentucky douchebag) claims, wouldn’t Kentucky favor marriage equality by large percentages? And wouldn’t it be Cothran’s group, the Kentucky Family Foundation, trying to narrow that gap?

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 7:37am
  31. Or… people are starting to understand that this legislation and other legislation like it accomplishes nothing… Just a thought

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:23am
  32. Because we have more class than some of these politicians….

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 11:04am
  33. Well of course we do, we are SMART. Silly GOP

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 11:07am
  34. equality

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 11:44am
  35. Right. The old “gay agenda” argument! Ridculous!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 12:46pm
  36. The stupidity I see from states like this whom are threaten from childhood are misinformed and can’t make their own beliefs. Always follower

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 12:48pm
  37. No, opinions change because people realize what is right! How insulting to insinuate that we’re all dumb enough to be brainwashed!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 12:53pm
  38. What planet are they living on? I’d like to transfer please.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 1:18pm
  39. That’s a big surprise most of them still probably believe in creationism

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 1:40pm
  40. Progress but all the old haters need to die so they can stop being in the way of equality and stop spread their hate.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 1:49pm