POLL: More Than Half Of Americans Support Marriage Equality

In the wake of historic gains in Maine, Minnesota, Maryland and Washington, 51% of Americans support marriage equality, according to a new ABC News-Washington Post poll of more than 1,000 registered voters taken last week.
The results of the poll—the first taken since Election Day—confirm several surveys taken over the past eighth months.  Sadly, the new survey also showed more Americans were opposed to gay marriage—47% said it should be illegal, compared to only 39% of those polled in May, “likely because making something illegal is more punitive than opposing it personally,” according to ABC.

Marriage equality made tremendous advances last week, but 30 states still have constitutional bans on same-sex nuptials. The survey results didn’t indicate whether interviewee’s views were affected by President Obama’s statement of support back in.

One interesting factoid:

“Support for gay marriage in this poll tops out at more than three in four liberals and more than six in 10 young adults and Democrats. It’s opposed by a broad 81 percent of those who describe themselves as “very conservative,” and by two-thirds of senior citizens.”

So we just have to wait for those old bastards to die to get our freedom. Um, yippee?

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  • boring

    the “Well, we’ll just wait for old people to die” justification always makes me chuckle. We’re all growing older and we’re all getting even more scared than we were before – it starts with disconnecting from pop culture, then moves on to technology and after that we’re all basically just shitting and crying. Old people are being made. Every. Day.

    I’m already absolutely TERRIFIED of teenagers and hope they all get locked up in a room with little to no natural lighting and just enough food to keep them alive, but barely moving. Who knows what/whose rights I’ll want to remove ten years from now.

  • Mooz

    1,000 people is a far too small sample. This poll has zero significance.

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