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LEXINGTON, KY—The Family Foundation responded to today's Bluegrass Poll results on same-sex marriage by pointing out that a significant majority of Kentuckians are still in favor of the State Constitution's traditional definition of marriage.
"If this was an election, it would be considered a landslide," said Martin Cothran, spokesman for the group. "There has been some erosion in support, but that's to be expected in a culture in which government, Hollywood, the media, and academia are busy running down traditional moral beliefs. If conservatives had control of these institutions, they could pull a little support their way too."
Cothran also pointed out that the poll is irrelevant: "This issue is now in the hands of unelected federal judges who have taken the issue out of the hands of voters. As with issues like abortion, our views no longer matter."
The Bluegrass Poll found that support for the state Marriage Amendment, which defines marriage as a relationship between one man and one woman in Kentucky, had decreased slightly but was still significant. It also found that support for same-sex marriage was greater for younger respondents than older respondents.
"Younger people are always more socially liberal than older people," said Cothran. "That is not a surprise. People get more conservative as they grow older and get more conservative after they have families."