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Utah Dead Last in Support for Same-sex Marriage

Utah remains dead last in support for gay and lesbian marriage, but is still trending upwards, according to a CNN poll and research by three professors of political science for the New York Times.

According to the research, support for same-sex marriage is up in Utah from 12 percent in 1994-1996 to 22 percent in 2010.

Their research also shows that, for the first time, a narrow majority of Americans now support same-sex marriage, up from 25 percent in 1996 when the United States Congress passed the Defense of Marriage Act.

“Only Utah is still below where national support stood in 1996,” wrote the Times.

They also found that 17 states are over 50 percent in support of same-sex marriage, up from zero states in 2004.

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