The Family Research Council was all over social media yesterday trumpeting a poll they commissioned from an outfit called WPA Opinion Research. You will will be shocked at the results. Tony Perkins writes:
The media would like for you to believe that society has come to one on marriage too. But our polling tells a different story. Asked if “states and citizens should remain free to uphold marriage as the union of a man and a woman and the Supreme Court shouldn’t force all 50 states to redefine marriage,” a whopping 61% don’t want the courts to decide the issue. Under the rule of law, changes like this should be made by broad social agreement — which, the political landscape proves, doesn’t exist. Only three states of the 37 with same-sex “marriage” policies had the direct approval of voters (unlike the 30 states who upheld natural marriage at the ballot box).
What this survey tells us is that the American people won’t accept the redefinition of marriage by judicial fiat. Like other liberals, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg insists that it won’t take much for the country to accept same-sex “marriage” — a claim this poll clearly debunks. Americans haven’t reached a broad social consensus on marriage. Until and unless they do, unelected judges shouldn’t force it on them — and the deep division that will accompany it. The courts made that mistake when it imposed abortion on all 50 states and then declared the issue “resolved.”
Five seconds on the polling company’s website reveals client testimonials from Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Mike Lee, the lead Senate sponsor of the Federal Marriage Amendment. And that’s all we need to know about this poll. Dismissed.