New Poll Suggests Minnesota May Finally Be Ready For Marriage Equality

minnesotamapJust two months after a poll suggesting Minnesotans weren’t quite ready for marriage equality, it looks like the state may be heading in a more progressive direction. According to a poll conducted by KSTP/Survey USA, a majority of Minnesota voters are in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage for the first time in history.

The poll asked 500 Minnesota voters from different districts if “the Minnesota state law that defines marriage as between one man and one woman should be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?”

Of those surveyed, 51% of Minnesotans favored the change in legislation while 47% were still opposed, leaving two percent undecided. Earlier this year, a different poll suggested 53% of Minnesotans were still in favor of the discriminatory law.

A new bill for marriage equality has survived key committee votes in the state House and Senate, and could be brought before Legislature for a vote as early as next week.