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For All This ‘Inevitability,’ America’s Support For Gay Rights Hasn’t Changed That Much In a Year

Sure, polling is full of flaws and doesn’t necessarily represent what voters will do at the ballot box or how elected representatives will vote on behalf of their constituents, but doesn’t it make you warm and fuzzy knowing, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, that two-thirds of America want gays and lesbians to have the same marriage rights as heterosexual couples, so long as they call it a civil union? But hey, forty-seven percent want you to be able to get full gay married; fifty percent want to to be entirely illegal. What’s most interesting, however, is that “views on gay marriage are little changed since Post-ABC polling last touched on the topic, in April 2009. Then, 49 percent said they thought it should be legal, 46 percent illegal,” relays WaPo. That’s the same finding Quinnipiac University had about Americans’ views on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell: While 57 percent of those polled said they supported a DADT repeal, that number is up just 1 percent since April 2009’s poll.