thomas-at-odds-obergefellIf you disagree with the U.S. Supreme Court’s Obergefell ruling which, among other things, forced all 50 states to recognize same-sex marriage, you are not alone.

According to a recent poll conducted by the Associated Press in cooperation with GFK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications, only 39% of Americans approve of the court’s ruling, while 41% disapprove; 18% neither approve nor disapprove, and 2% chose not to answer.

In fact, only 30% of Americans polled said they “strongly approved” of the ruling; 35% said they “strongly disapproved.”

Also interesting among the survey results was that 56% said that when there is a conflict, it is more important for the government to protect religious liberty than “the rights of gays and lesbians.”

Granted, less than half of Americans oppose the Supreme Court’s ruling, according to this survey, but less than half support the ruling as well, and many people are indifferent on the ruling. Why is that?

I believe part of the answer may be that many supporters as well as opponents of same-sex marriage disagree with what the court did in Obergefell. As we have written before, the ruling short-circuits the democratic process; it disenfranchises tens of millions of voters nationwide; and its treatment of the word”liberty” in the constitution poses numerous, unintended consequences.

Those are problems about which every American ought to be concerned.

You can read the full poll and its results here.