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posted Friday, November 9, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 45

LGB and Allied Voters Critical to 2012 Electoral Successes
Presidents marriage equality support a net political boon; HRC post-election poll shows LGBT cultural sea-change

Washington  The Human Rights Campaign, the nations largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, today released results of a post-election poll showing a cultural sea-change on LGBT equality reflected in voters attitudes.

'Last weeks results make clear that equality was a winner at the polls and confirms the inherent fairness of the American people,' said HRC President Chad Griffin. 'The President proved that support for marriage equality is not just the right thing to do but also a path toward electoral success.'

Whereas in 2004, LGBT issues  and marriage in particular  were used as wedge issues to drive conservative turnout, 2012 is remarkable in that the opposite has happened. In only eight years, marriage has gone from a wedge for the right, to a motivator for progressives, youth and even independents.

full story:
http://www.hrc.org/press-releases/entry/lgb-and-allied-voters-critical-to-2012-electoral-successes


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