It’s just come over the wire that President Obama now openly supports same-sex “marriage.” He may be doing it to address the lack of enthusiasm among his Leftist base that James Carville writes about. He may be doing it to take some of the devastating sting out of the loss just suffered by gay “marriage” advocates in North Carolina. But if so, he–and the cultural Left in general–should take a close look at those NC numbers.

For all the talk of “inevitability”, the President may have just jumped on board a losing cause. Gay “marriage” was supposed to be defeated by 16 points in NC; it actually lost by 22. More importantly coming out of the NC vote is this tweet from a Democrat polling firm noticed by Maggie Gallagher:

Hate to say it, but I don’t believe polls showing support for gay marriage nationally. Any times there is a vote it doesn’t back it up.

Timothy Stanley says something very similar over at CNN. We may have arrived at a watershed point in this battle when even gay “marriage” proponents begin to notice that its “inevitability” is not so inevitable after all.

Here in Connecticut, even with one of the most liberal legislatures in the country, same-sex “marriage” only came about through a 4-3 vote by our State Supreme Court, the deciding vote being cast by a stand-in judge who was not even a Supreme Court Justice. We defeated same-sex “marriage” every year at the Capitol prior to the Court ruling, and even after the Court ruling we seized on the “codification” bill and successfully passed the strongest religious liberty exemptions against same-sex “marriage” in the country.

It was never inevitable. Not in Connecticut, not in North Carolina, not anywhere, and not because the President says he supports it. If gay “marriage” proponents could not even pass it in a legislature as liberal as Connecticut’s without the Court forcing it on them, then the public is not with them and this issue can be won by the traditional marriage side.

Much of FIC’s fight these last three years has focused on the things we knew would come after same-sex “marriage”: attacks on religious liberty–even the liberty of Bishops to govern their own Church–and attacks on parental rights in the schools, like the forced pro-gay indoctrination at Hartford Public High. The fight for marriage itself has been occurring on other fronts. But it is a national fight and, as with other national fights like the HHS mandate, we in Connecticut will be called upon to do our part.

Watch for more information on what you can to protect marriage on the national level and restore it here in Connecticut.

9 Responses to “Obama, North Carolina and Connecticut”

  1. on 09 May 2012 at 2:26 pmKate R.

    This is a happy day. Thank you for all you do for the traditional family in Connecticut. I am so heartened by North Carolina! It also makes me angry that our government in Connecticut forced same-sex “marriage” upon us. It will be GREAT if we can reverse this terrible decision.

  2. on 09 May 2012 at 2:33 pmSusan

    Thank you for putting quotation marks around the word marriage. Two gay people together is hardly marriage. In the case of two men it’s legalized sodomy and in the case of two women it’s just sexual identity confusion. It’s wrong to call it marriage. It’s not marriage. It’s just gross and unnatural.

  3. on 09 May 2012 at 3:06 pmDale

    Even in CA, yes on 8, the marriage between a man and a woman initiative passed. EVEN in CA…hard to imagine, but it did. It was overturned by the judiciary, of which an openly gay man did not recuse himself. The battle goes on! No-one gets a pass on this one! Get active, people.

  4. on 09 May 2012 at 3:29 pmEd M

    North Carolina makes 40 states including California TWICE that when the voters had a say at the Polls, traditional marriage won the day via the ballot box.. That is why our spineless lineral legislatures in Ct., Mass and New York prevent their voters from voting on this issue. Even Pres. Clinton no conservative, supported the DOMA act passed overwhelmingly by Congress.No wonder Obama is sinking in the latest polls. “Come November Remember Obama’s Homosexual liberal stance.”

  5. on 09 May 2012 at 3:40 pmJ Temple

    Proud to be a citizen of NC today. Keep up the good work Peter and FIC!

  6. on 09 May 2012 at 6:01 pmBill

    Once again Pres. Obama is showing himself to be a divider to this nation and only brings more strife every day he stays in office. Thanks Peter and FIC staff for holding a clear course for sound public policy. We hope to hear more advice soon on reversing the damage of samesex marriage here in CT.

  7. on 10 May 2012 at 6:48 amEric

    What I find interesting about this is the arrogance of our president. He states “At a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married,”. Herein is the problem Mr. President. For the longest time those of your ilk have told Christians not to impose our personal beliefs on public policy. And here, by virtue of this statement, you are indicating that you are about to do that very thing.
    Sir, this is still a Constitutional Republic, “a government of the people, by the people, for the people” as President Abraham Lincoln so aptly pointed out. This is not an empire of which you are emperor. This is not Rome and you are not Octavian Caesar.

  8. on 10 May 2012 at 12:10 pmKathie

    I was so excited to hear about the “gay” vote in NC. I’ve written to some of our CT politicians and asked to have the law placed on the ballot so we can see how CT would vote. I’m not convinced that gay marriage would be passed in CT if there was an actual vote and I for one CT resident am very angry that we didn’t get a say in passing the law. It was just forced on it. I love the comments your site. Thanks for all you do to help CT recognize that there are true conservatives and Christians in our state.

  9. on 13 May 2012 at 12:20 amRichard

    Will the Religious Right mobilize? That could decide the election.

    The contraception mandate and gay marriage in swing states? The Religious Right would hope for a 2004 Ohio-style mobilization when the polls were flooded by GOP DOMA amendment supporters. Ohio has gay marriage on the ballot again in 2012 after the 2004 DOMA amendment passed with 62% favoring

    Recent Polls from Public Policy Polling (Democrat leaning PPP) by way of Politico.

    —In Ohio, 35 percent support gay marriage, 52 percent opposed.

    —In Pennsylvania, 38 percent support, 50 percent opposed.

    —Same-sex marriage is also opposed by a plurality of voters in Iowa and Virginia in PPP polls

    —in Florida, 38 percent support, 50 percent opposed.

    Most media outlets are saying money drove President Obama’s decision. There’s a slew of LGBT-friendly fundraisers on the horizon.

    Real Clear Politics shows an 8% vote swing in the end of the week polls favoring Romney after all the cutesy gay marriage stuff earlier in the week.

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