Kenneth (kensmind) wrote in polloftheday,
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Gay Pride

I was in New York today. I didn't realize that today was the day of the gay pride parade, but it went right past my hotel. Watching the parade made me wonder about certain poll questions...



Poll #1422596 Gay Pride

In your opinion, do gay pride parades help or hurt the cause of acceptance of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered (GLBT) persons in society?

Help, a lot
5(4.8%)
Help, a little
33(31.4%)
Neither help nor hurt
32(30.5%)
Hurt, a little
8(7.6%)
Hurt, a lot
1(1.0%)
I'm not sure
25(23.8%)
Something else (what?)
1(1.0%)

Gay pride parades are based on three premises, set out below in the optional answers. Which of these premises do you agree with? (Select as many as apply).

People should be proud of their sexual orientation and gender identity.
3(2.8%)
Diversity is a gift.
6(5.6%)
Sexual orientation and gender identity are inherent and cannot be intentionally altered.
2(1.9%)
All of the above.
35(32.7%)
None of the above.
6(5.6%)

In your opinion, is it correct to equate the struggle of the GLBT community with that of the Jews or of African-Americans?

Yes, the same arguments apply with equal force in support of each cause.
16(15.1%)
Though not identical, there are more similarities than dissimilarities in the struggle of the former with the struggle of the latter.
60(56.6%)
Though there are some similarities, there are more dissiimilarities with the cause of the former and that of the latter.
16(15.1%)
It is unfair to compare the two, they are completely different issues.
8(7.5%)
I'm not sure
6(5.7%)

Do you support the rights of persons of the same gender to marry?

Yes
97(90.7%)
I don't support their right to marriage, but I do support their right to civil unions.
8(7.5%)
I'm not sure what I support
0(0.0%)
I don't support their right to either marriage or civil unions.
1(0.9%)
Something else (what?)
1(0.9%)

Do you believe that the bible condemns homosexuality?

Yes, and that's one of the reasons why I think homosexuality is wrong and/or immoral.
3(2.8%)
Yes, but I think that those parts of the bible can be disregarded, much the same as I disregard those parts supporting slavery and the stoning of certain kinds of sinners.
15(14.2%)
To me the bible is a work of fiction, so it doesn't matter what it says.
57(53.8%)
I don't think the bible actually condemns homosexuality by my interpretation of it.
10(9.4%)
I don't know, I've never read those parts of the bible
11(10.4%)
Something else (what?)
10(9.4%)

Which of the following would you like to see happen?

The Supreme Court of the United States declare the right of gays to marry as part of the constitutional right of equality before the law (just like the Supreme Court of Canada did)
7(6.8%)
The Supreme Court of the United States to ban gay marriage nation-wide
0(0.0%)
An amendment to the US Constitution allowing gay marriage
3(2.9%)
An amendment to the US Constitution banning gay marriage
0(0.0%)
The Catholic Church and other major religions to sanction gay marriage
0(0.0%)
The Catholic Church and other major religions to prohibit GBLT persons from belonging to their church
0(0.0%)
A ban on GBLT persons serving openly in the military
1(1.0%)
The "don't ask, don't tell" policy to be repealed, and GLBT persons being allowed to serve openly in the military
3(2.9%)
None of the above
2(1.9%)

Do you believe that being GLBT is a choice made by that person?

Yes
7(6.6%)
No
76(71.7%)
I'm not sure
12(11.3%)
Other (what?)
11(10.4%)
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