A new New York Times/CBS poll has found strong opposition to homosexual 'marriage':
The latest New York Times/CBS News poll has found widespread support for an amendment to the United States Constitution to ban gay marriage. It also found unease about homosexual relations in general, making the issue a potentially divisive one for the Democrats and an opportunity for the Republicans in the 2004 election.
Support for a constitutional amendment extends across a wide swath of the public and includes a majority of people traditionally viewed as supportive of gay rights, including Democrats, women and people who live on the East Coast.
The nationwide poll found that 55 percent of Americans favored an amendment to the constitution that would allow marriage only between a man and a woman, while 40 percent opposed the idea.
I generally oppose nationalizing traditionally state issues, but I think it's time to strike while the iron is hot on this one. An amendment needs to be pushed now, and hard. There is a window of opportunity now, but I fear there will be no action until it's lost forever.