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More Than 6 Out Of 10 Support Legal Same-Sex Marriages

Posted on the 24 April 2015 by Jobsanger
More Than 6 Out Of 10 Support Legal Same-Sex Marriages
More Than 6 Out Of 10 Support Legal Same-Sex Marriages
As the Supreme Court readies itself to hear the cases regarding state bans on same-sex marriages, they no longer have to worry about whether the American people will accept legalizing those marriages. A new Washington Post / ABC News Poll (done between April 16th and 20th of a random national sample of 1,016 adults, with a 3.5 point margin of error) shows a record percentage of Americans are in favor of legalizing same-sex marriages.
The results of that poll, illustrated in the charts above, reveals that currently more than 6 out of 10 Americans (61%) support legalization. And when we look at the demographics of the survey, we find that only two groups -- Republicans (34%) and those over 65 (46%) -- have a minority supporting it. All other groups (gender, race, age, education, and political preference) have a significant majority in favor of legalizing same-sex marriages.
This is a good thing, because it shows a majority of Americans believe our laws should apply equally to everyone -- and that percentage continues to grow. The battle is not over yet for equal rights, not only for the LGBT community, but also for others (minorities, women, non-christians, etc.). But the country is changing fast, and giant steps are now being taken to fulfill the promise of our Constitution.

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