Social Policy & Politics Program | Talking Points
Talking to the Middle: A Quick Guide for Marriage Supporters
With President Obama’s announcement yesterday that he supports allowing gay couples to marry, it has become all the more important that we, as supporters of marriage, talk about the issue in a way that appeals to Americans in the middle—because now they are listening.
When talking about marriage to moderates and others in the middle, it is crucial to remember that for them—unlike the pro-marriage base—it’s not about the 1,138 federal rights of marriage. Instead, there are two key lessons when speaking about marriage to the middle.
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