Same-Sex Marriage and Public Opinion: Spirals, Frames, and the Seinfeld Effect

Matthew J. Franck and Gwen Brown write at Public Discourse: “Seventeen years later, the advocates of same-sex marriage are making “people’s personal sexual preferences” everybody’s business, and are counting on the Seinfeld Effect to suppress what most Americans really think about same-sex marriage. They are waging their struggle, after all, not just in courts of law but also in the court of public opinion, and the advocates’ success with certain judges will not be secure unless most Americans are with them. So how are they doing?”