Florida has come a long way in the past few years when it comes to gay marriage and marriage equality.
According to the latest Public Policy Poll, a whopping 75 percent of Florida voters support gay marriage.
This is a seismic shift from not long ago, when the majority of Floridians didn't want gay people gaying up the state with their icky gayness because of Bible reasons.
It's been a few years, though. Maybe that majority has died off?
According to the poll, 80 percent of those queried say they support either gay marriage or civil unions.
Weirdly enough, 74 percent of those who support gay marriage or civil unions were Republicans, while 72 percent were Democrats.
When it came to answering questions about the specific domestic partner bill that was recently introduced in the Florida Legislature, though 60 percent of those polled said they had no opinion, with 23 percent supportive and 17 percent opposed to it. Although, as the PPP points out, most of the people polled haven't been paying much attention to the Legislature.
Who the hell does?
Either way, this is a massive shift in the right direction for Florida.
In 2008, the Washington Post conducted a similar poll and found that a whopping 62 percent of Florida voters were against the idea of gay marriage or at least wanted to limit gay marriage (whatever crap that means).
In 2012, Quinnipiac released a poll saying that 43 percent Floridians supported gay marriage.
But this Public Policy poll tells us a majority of Floridians now either support gay marriage or some kind of civil union, leaving 23 percent clutching their torches and refusing to give gays any kind of legal recognition of same-sex couples' relationships. Because sodomy is the devil's double-bacon cheeseburger!
We Believe Local Journalism is Critical to the Life of a City
Engaging with our readers is essential to New Times Broward-Palm Beach's mission. Make a financial contribution or sign up for a newsletter, and help us keep telling South Florida's stories with no paywalls.