New Study Finds Most Americans Have Not Seen Gay Civil Rights Activism
By Marcelino McRobotface
WASHINGTON—Claiming that the movement represented a vast and important example of civil rights advocacy, a study released Friday by the Department of Justice found that the vast majority of Americans have not seen gay civil rights activism. “Our data suggest that only one in four Americans have ever received an email, printed a petition, or called their elected representatives or senators,” said attorney general Eric Holder, adding that more than half of the sample of 8 million adults who had never participated in any gay civil rights organization had not done so for religious reasons. “These findings are particularly striking considering that nearly two-thirds of these individuals have never been publicly celebrated for their gay rights, have never participated in a gay pride parade, and have never marched in a gay pride parade.” Holder added that the study, which is expected to be released in a major report in the next few months, would undoubtedly lead to further research into the subject.