AZCentral: Gay marriage is inevitable, even in Arizona

Story by Laurie Roberts

It’s been a good week for those who support same-sex marriage.

First, federal judges in Pennsylvania and Oregon struck down their states’ bans on same-sex marriage. Now, a new Gallup Poll indicates that 55 percent of Americans support “marriage equality”.

Most telling: 79 percent of people between the ages of 18 and 29 support legalizing same-sex marriage. That’s nearly double the number of young adults who supported it 18 years ago, when Gallup first asked the question.

Those age 30-49 also support it, by the way – to the tune of 54 percent.

The fight basically is all over but the shouting. No longer is it a matter of whether same-sex marriage be legal in our lifetimes in Arizona.

Now the question is when.

After listening to the outrage over Senate Bill 1062 earlier this year, with most Arizonans aghast at the idea of legalizing such blatant discrimination, I’m guessing the answer is soon.

My prediction: same-sex marriage be on Arizona’s ballot in 2016. And, it’ll pass.