More college freshmen than ever support the right of gay people to get married, according to a poll conducted by the UCLA Higher Education Research Institute.
In 2009, 64.9 percent of incoming freshmen indicated that same-sex couples should be able to marry. The class of ’11 surged past the two-thirds mark, with 71.3 percent in favor. Would that the U.S. Senate were constituted in similar proportions!
In general, students are getting more liberal, with froshies falling rank-and-file on lefty issues like marijuana legalization, the ability to get an abortion, and affirmative action.