Monday, December 28, 2009

Support for Gay Candidates a Barometer of Public Opinion

The New York Times
December 27, 2009
Some political scientists say the rise in openly gay candidates’ winning public office is a better barometer of societal attitudes than are the high-profile fights over marriage equality. One key to victory for gay politicians has been building reputations in their communities as candidates well qualified for the job. Voters who may be uncomfortable with homosexuality in the abstract are often willing to vote for a gay individual they feel they know, political strategists said. [Link]

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