For the first time in Gallup’s tracking of the issue, a majority of Americans (53%) believe same-sex marriage should be recognized by the law as valid, with the same rights as traditional marriages. The increase since last year came exclusively among political independents and Democrats. Republicans’ views did not change.
This poll isn’t framed around the vague idea of “supporting” gay marriage or “accepting” gay Americans. The expressed purpose of this national poll was to ask if people wanted same-sex marriages to be made the law of the land. There’s nothing wishy-washy about this. The majority of our country now wishes to extend the right to marry to gay and lesbian Americans.
You hear that, Minnesota?
Not surprisingly, young people are hopping aboard the marriage equality train in much larger numbers than our beloved, but often stuck on past prejudices, grandparents.
Welcome to the future. Federally legalized gay marriage is looking more and more like a sooner rather than later thing.
Are you stoked to see these numbers?
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