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A study performed by the PEW research center in June 2013 revealed a strong correlation between religious affiliation and attitudes toward same-sex marriage. The research revealed that only 23% of white evangelical Christians and 32% of black evangelical Christians support same-sex marriage compared to 74% of people unaffiliated with a religious group. Overall, the research revealed that just over 50% of Americans support same-sex marriage. If the current trend continues – in only a few years those who oppose same sex marriage will be an extreme minority.
With these statistics in mind I wonder to myself if the old ideas and opposition toward gay relationships are becoming archaic. Are those in opposition to same-sex marriage falling to the way side similarly to those people in the civil rights era who opposed inter-racial relationships? Will they be laughed at in the history books?
I don’t know the answer to these questions, but if history is any indicator of how people who hinder the civil liberties of others will be thought of I’d say there is a clear loser – and it’s not the Gays.