Professor of Political Science Craig Rimmerman was quoted in the Oct. 8 Christian Science Monitor on gay marriage being an issue in the presidential election.
“It's a hot-button issue for people right now,” said Rimmerman, author of “From Identity to Politics: The Lesbian and Gay Movements in the United States,” “The New Citizenship: Unconventional Politics, Activism, and Service,” and “The Presidency by Plebiscite: The Reagan-Bush Era in Institutional Perspective.”
The article said this election is expected to draw unprecedented numbers of historically apathetic young voters, according to recent surveys. And they tend to be far more accepting of gay unions – civil or marriage – than their elders.
“It's not nearly as contentious a concern for them as it is for people of the four candidates' generation,” said Rimmerman.
The author, Brad Knickerbocker, is a member of the Hobart Class of 1964.