Hillary and traditional marriage: Oil and water in Ohio

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

The head of an Ohio-based political action committee says if radical homosexuals are successful in getting a challenge to his state's marriage amendment on the 2016 ballot it wouldn't bode well for Hillary Clinton.

As reported recently by OneNewsNow, Quinnipiac University released a poll last month that showed in head-to-head matchups, Hillary Clinton – currently the odds-on favorite to be the Democratic nominee in two years – beat seven potential Republican challengers in Ohio by anywhere from 9 to 17 points. Even Ohio Governor John Kasich finished 12 points behind the former first lady and secretary of state.

But Phil Burress, chairman of Citizens for Community Values Action Political Action Committee, argues the polls haven't figured in an important potential factor he believes could change the dynamics in Ohio.


"It is quite likely that same-sex marriage may be on the ballot in Ohio in 2016 – and that changes everything," he contends. "... If indeed homosexual activists decide to put same-sex marriage on the ballot, it will bring out the conservatives and also the evangelicals in record numbers."

The pro-family leader says if that's the case and if Governor Kasich is running against Clinton, "[he] will win Ohio."

In fact, Burress believes if the marriage amendment is on Ohio's 2016 ballot, it will almost guarantee the Republican nominee, regardless who it is, will win Ohio if they come out and strongly support traditional marriage during the campaign.

In the 2004 election, Ohio voters approved a constitutional amendment defining marriage as "a union between one man and one woman." That year George W. Bush won Ohio's electoral votes in his bid for a second term in the White House, narrowly beating John Kerry (in Ohio) by two percentage points. Many political analysts credit Bush's victory in Ohio to the fact that amendment was on the ballot and brought out the conservative vote.

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