Ned Lamont Deserves Enthusiastic GLBT Support
While I have no doubt that a theoretical Senator Lamont would be more predisposed to vote for legislation favoring gays, lesbians, and transgendered persons than an actual Senator Joe Lieberman, one would think Lamont will need to expand his base beyond one percent of the population to have much chance of beating Lieberman, much less winning the general election.
Update: Some commenters are dubious of my “one percent of the population” number, which was drawn from memory. The Kinsley report long had it accepted that homosexuals constituted 10 percent of the population, but that was deemed to be overstated by a factor of ten in the early 1990s. See, for example, this HateCrime.org‘s interesting piece “Nazi Anti-Jewish Speech
VS. Religious Right Anti-Gay Speech,” which places the number at 1%. Most credible estimates seem to show the number between 1% and 2%, although reported numbers vary widely because political agendas make over- and under-counting profitable.
Regardless, while a tiny, motivated voting bloc can certainly provide the difference in a close race, GLBT voters are unlikely to swing the primary to Lamont.