Republican rebrand not going so well…http://j.mp/YiyACl
The Republican National Committee passed resolutions Friday reaffirming its commitment to defining marriage as between a man and a woman, and calling on the Supreme Court to “uphold the sanctity of marriage” as it weighs rulings on two landmark cases involving gay marriage. At the RNC’s spring meeting in Los Angeles, committee members adopted a slate of resolutions unanimously and without discussion, a committee spokeswoman said.
What continues to remain striking here is that support for gay marriage is not just increasing among Americans overall. It’s that support for it is even higher than overall among the very groups among which Republicans themselves say they need to boost their party’s appeal.
Take today’s NBC/WSJ poll. It finds support for gay marriage up to 53 percent among Americans overall. According to additional numbers sent my way by Hart Research, which helped do the poll, support for it is at 56-40 among women; among women aged 18-39 those numbers are 69-29. Among Latinos, a plurality of 49 percent support gay marriage, but among young Latinos those numbers are 60-33. You can probably see which way things are going here.
Meanwhile, among college educated whites, support for gay marriage is at 60-36. This group is increasingly important to the Democratic coalition; the Democratic Party is less dependent on culturally conservative downscale whites than in previous years, permitting it to evolve more quickly on social issues. (And, interestingly, there’s a wide gap between college educated whites and non-college whites on gay marriage; the latter group opposes it by 47-46.)
The picture is overwhelmingly clear. The country is moving forward on gay marriage rapidly, and apparently even more rapidly among the voter groups the GOP can’t afford to alienate over time. Republicans know this — the RNC self-examination itself reflected it, only a couple months before the RNC reaffirmed its opposition to marriage equality as a matter of party dogma.
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We support the right of all families to have equal respect, responsibilities, and protections under the law. We support marriage equality and support the movement to secure equal treatment under law for same-sex couples…
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Women’s History Month Call with Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard - Tuesday, March 19, 2013 9:00pm in EDT
We are excited to have you join us for our Women’s History Month Call. As usual, be sure to register for the call so you don’t miss out: http://bit.ly/XIJCnK !
We know many of you have been celebrating in your chapters and throughout your states, looking back at the gains we’ve made while highlighting issues affecting women today. It is in that spirit that we host this month’s call with freshman Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard!
Congresswoman Gabbard holds many records: she is one of our country’s first female combat veterans to serve in Congress, the first Hindu member, and she was sworn into her state legislature at the age of 21, becoming youngest woman to do so in the United States. She’ll be sharing her experiences with us as we celebrate how far our country has come for women’s rights and discuss the challenges that are still left to face.
We will be having a question & answer session with Congresswoman Gabbard shortly before going over the Women’s Caucus Organizing guide. Talk to you soon!