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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