It looks like Virginia’s referendum on a Constitutional Amendment to ban same-sex marriage is on its way to an overwhelming victory:
RICHMOND — A proposed constitutional ban in Virginia on same-sex “marriage” has broad public support heading into the fall referendum, according to a statewide poll.
Asked how they would vote on a constitutional amendment limiting marriage to the union of one man and one woman, 56 percent said they would support it and 38 percent said they were opposed. Six percent were undecided.
Virginia is one of at least six states voting on a constitutional ban on same-sex “marriage” this fall. Voters in 20 states have approved such amendments, most of them overwhelmingly. Twenty-five other states forbid same-sex “marriage” by statutes.
The telephone poll of 625 randomly selected registered voters likely to take part in the Nov. 7 referendum was conducted last Tuesday to Thursday by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research Inc. in the District.
The survey had a margin of error of four percentage points.
Supporters of the amendment made up a clear majority in every region of the state except the D.C. suburbs, where 48 percent were against the amendment, 44 percent supported it, and 8 percent were undecided, the poll shows.
Among respondents who identified themselves as Republicans, 82 percent support the amendment, and among Democratic voters, 27 percent said they support it.
I know I shouldn’t be surprised at this. Its entirely consistent with the way this issue has played out in every other state in the country. It’s just unfortunate that the freedom is so unimportant to people in a state that was arguably the birthplace of American freedom.