The Right Coast

November 03, 2004
The Election and Same-Sex Marriage
By Mike Rappaport

My guess is that George Bush's position on same-sex marriage turned out to be an important factor in his victory yesterday. Three reasons supporting this conclusion. First, the large number of people stating that moral issues were important to them. What moral issues? Same sex marriage. Second, the large turnout of evangelicals in various states. Third, the fact that all 11 anti-same-sex marriage initatives won.

Certain courts have pushed the same-sex marriage issue, but it appears that at least a significant portion of the electorate was resisting it.