Focus on the Family CEO Admits: "We're Losing" on Gay Marriage

Even the bigotry-peddlers knows it's true; gay marriage, once a "wedge issue" is fast becoming a losing issue thanks to the growing pro-equality feelings of American young people (and open-minded older folks as well, of course!)

The reports on a forthcoming interview with a gay marriage opponent where he admits the territory his camp has ceded:

Jim Daly, the president and CEO of Focus on the Family, which funds attacks against marriage equality across the country, concedes in a new interview that his side has “probably lost” on the issue.

Good As You reports on the comments from Daly in an interview for the June 4 issue of World Magazine. He attributes the losing battle to changing attitudes among young people.

“We're losing on that one, especially among the 20- and 30-somethings: 65 to 70 percent of them favor same-sex marriage,” says Daly in the interview. “I don't know if that's going to change with a little more age—demographers would say probably not. We've probably lost that.”

Meanwhile, no matter how bright the horizon for this basic threshold of equality, the state by state battle on the issue continues. Just today, the Advocate reports on the ramping-up campaign for gay marriage in New York and an anti-gay ballot box initiative being proposed in Minnesota.

AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at May 23, 2011, 6:31am

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