During today’s airing of the ABC television show “The View,” the panelists discussed gay marriage. Joy Behar was all for it, saying, “Gay people would like to say that they are married, instead of just a civil union.” She then asked, “Why don’t certain people, we know who they are, not want gay people to marry?”
We don’t doubt that by “certain people,” Behar probably meant Catholics and Evangelicals. But we have some news for her: There’s never been a survey taken that indicates the American people support the idea of two men getting married. Indeed, even in New York City, a plurality of those asked have said that marriage should remain a union between one man and one woman. Perhaps Behar should ask why “American voters” aren’t in favor of radically altering an ancient institution. But then she’d have to admit that she doesn’t speak for most people.