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Reader Jeff:

“Even putting politics aside, there is no generation more accepting of “gay marriage” than the one coming of age now.”
I can definitely vouch for this. To give you a perspective of my age group, I just had my 20th birthday today. I would consider myself part of this generation that is “coming of age.” I live in Arizona (presumably a Red state), but I also know that the majority of kids my age are very accepting of gay marriage. This is my personal opinion, but I really do think that if something isn’t done soon (during the next four years, or possibly eight years), than this battle will be lost. That’s why it is so important to have someone like Governor Romney as President to be able to defend our values.

And some data:

Meet “Generation Next.”
They are the cohort of young adults (18-25-year-olds) who have grown up on personal computers, cell phones and the internet, and the generation that came of age in the shadow of Sept. 11, the Pew Research Center reports….
And they’re a generation more open and accepting than any other generation. About half of Gen Nexters say the growing number of immigrants to the U.S. strengthens the country and 58 percent say that homosexuality should be accepted. Young people are nearly evenly divided over favoring or opposing homosexual marriage.

About Charles Mitchell

EFM's resident Yankee, Charles Mitchell, works in the non-profit arena in his native Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Charissa, live near the state capital of Harrisburg with their daughter, Adeline, and are members of a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America.

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