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Gay Marriage on Campus


The Chronicle for Higher Education reported recently that approval of gay marriage is greater among college freshman than Americans at large. No real surprise there. But one point in the article did catch my attention. According to a UCLA study:

College students who describe themselves as politically “far right” arrive on campuses across the country supporting legal same-sex marriage significantly more than do conservative Republicans nationwide.

Same-sex marriage is a tide that probably can’t be turned back. Furthermore, a generational divide has opened up around this issue. While most college-aged conservatives still oppose same-sex marriage, many are willing to accept it — at least legally, if not morally.


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