Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Marriage: a man, a woman, and his prostitute

Apparently, more Nevadans - far more - support prostitution than support gay marriage.

From Indecision Forever:
A recent Public Policy Polling survey found that 66% of Republicans, 66% of Democrats and 58% of Independents agreed that brothels should be legal, as opposed to just 23% of all Nevada voters who believed they should be banned. Even the ideological landscape divide is muted, with 72% of "very liberal" voters supporting brothels compared to 50% of "very conservative voters."

But though there's no prohibition on gay sex in brothels, there is a prohibition on gay and lesbian partners forming state-sanctioned families together. And many brothel-supporting Nevadans would like to keep it that way. According to a recent survey, Nevadans are split on same-sex marriage by a 45-44% margin, with 67% of Democrats supporting equality, compared to just 20% of Republicans.

The results highlight the strength of traditional family values. After all, historically, marriage is an institution involving a man, a woman, and the the women with whom the man is cheating on his wife.

Yeah, we've got to support 'traditional' marriage, huh?


Chimeradave said...

I think this is an example of it being all about the money. Prostitution brings the state money because of the tourists it brings. So of course more people are in favor of it.

WCG said...

Gay marriage would bring in money, too, John. After all, Las Vegas is known for its weddings (among other things).

And it would mean not just a higher class of tourist than the johns who come for the prostitutes, but also, probably, tourists with a lot more disposable income.

IMHO, if this were all about the money, they'd welcome gay marriage with open arms.

Chimeradave said...

Good points Bill!