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Brantly Millegan on Why Defending Life & Marriage Has Gone Badly

Just 27 percent of Americans supported so-called same-sex marriage in 1996, according to a Gallup poll taken in May of that year. The same poll taken in 2013 put support at 53 percent. Another Gallup poll taken in 1996 showed that 30 percent of Americans believed abortion should be illegal throughout pregnancy. The same poll taken in 2011 put support at 29 percent for that position. Gallup polls over the last four decades have similarly shown little change in opinion on abortion. While there have been pro-life successes over the years, there are certainly no signs of a decisive cultural victory in the near future, as there increasingly seem to be for the cause of homosexuality.

What explains the difference? Why have activists for homosexuality been so successful over such a short period of time, while pro-life activists have been unable to make significant progress?

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