Public Opinion

The 2004 Democratic presidential candidates on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues

The first comprehensive report of the positions of the 2004 Democratic presidential candidates on key lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues finds that while the candidates – as a group – hold the most pro-LGBT positions ever taken by a field of candidates for president, the majority are not leading but reflecting public opinion.

Same-sex marriage initiatives and lesbian, gay and bisexual voters in the 2006 elections

This analysis of election returns and data from the National Election Pool exit poll finds that same-sex marriage ballot initiatives did not help Republican Senate candidates in 2006. Support for same-sex marriage bans has fallen especially dramatically in states where people identifying themselves as born-again or evangelical Christians make up an identifiable minority of residents.


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