Gay marriage foe Frank Schubert refuses
to believe Americans are increasingly supportive of gay nuptials.
Schubert has devoted much of the last
four years running campaigns opposed to extending marriage rights to
gay and lesbian couples.
He ran California's 2008 Proposition 8
campaign, which overruled a state Supreme Court ruling legalizing
marriage for gay men and women. He repeated that success in Maine
the following year and North Carolina in May.
Schubert is currently the chief
strategist of four ballot fights in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and
an interview with SiriusXM OutQ host Michelangelo Signorile,
Schubert said he did not believe national polls which show a narrow majority
of Americans support marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples.
“I am not a big believer in most of
the national polling on this issue,” Schubert said. “And mainly
it's because I believe the polling, whether intentional or not, tends
to skew the outcome, because it asks, for example, should same-sex
marriage be legal or illegal.”
“Whether the public has shifted I
think is very much open for debate,” he added.
As examples, Schubert noted polls
conducted or paid for by opponents.
He went on to suggest that young
people, considered strong supporters of marriage equality, will
change their position on the issue as they grow older.