Top GOP Pollster Tells GOP: Change Course on Gay Issues!

Jan van Lohuizen, a GOP pollster widely respected by high-ranking Republican ideologues, warns the GOP that they must reverse course quickly if they are to avoid hitting an iceberg on gay issues.

In a memorandum circulated to GOP leaders today (5/11/12), Lohuizen points to the rapidly growing support for same-sex marriage. In the years before 2009, support was growing at the rate of 1% per year. Beginning in 2010, it accelerated to 5% per year.

Support levels are increasing not just among Democrats but also among Republicans, and not just among young people but also among the elderly.

Lohuizen ties support for gay rights to conservative fundamentals:

As people who promote personal responsibility, family values, commitment and stability, and emphasize freedom and limited government we have to recognize that freedom means freedom for everyone. This includes the freedom to decide how you live and to enter into relationships of your choosing, the freedom to live without excessive interference of the regulatory force of government.

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