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Poll: Americans would pass a country-wide same-sex marriage law

According to a recently-released Gallup Poll, taken from July 10 to 14, Americans would cast their vote in favor of a law legalizing same-sex marriage across the entire country. A majority of Americans, 52 percent, say they would cast their vote in favor, while 43 percent would vote against it.

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Support for the fictional law is as high as 77 percent among liberal Americans, and 76 percent for those with no religious affiliation. On the negative side, only 23 percent of weekly churchgoers and 30 percent of Republicans and conservatives would vote for the law.

Gallup released results from two dozen different demographics:

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The polling company noted that the recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions on Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act didn’t appear to affect the opinions, as polls taken in April and last December show similar results.

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In its summary of the poll results, Gallup says, “This adds to the body of evidence in Gallup trends that public opinion on gay marriage has reached a tipping point, whereby the majority now clearly supports it. Nevertheless, the issue remains highly divisive, as large majorities of left-leaning, nonreligious, and younger Americans endorse it, while right-leaning, religious, and older Americans still oppose it.”

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8 Comments

  1. Sounds to me like an anti-gay marriage amendment to the Constitution wouldn't fare well, huh.

  2. As positive as this poll result is, I still don't understand why ANY human right should be voted on.

  3. This is what social conservatives fail to understand. The watershed decisions made recently are only boundary reflections of a long-standing trend toward acceptance of equal rights. The religious right is receding into shrill irrelevancy. And good riddance, too — we can have a better diverse society without all the fear-mongering and shreaking from people who are trying to legislate their religion.

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