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The Polls Keep Coming In Support Of Same-Sex Marriage

Posted on the 06 May 2015 by Jobsanger
The Polls Keep Coming In Support Of Same-Sex Marriage
Ten years ago this would have been unthinkable, but now poll after poll comes out showing a substantial majority of the American public now believes same-sex marriages should be legal across this country. The latest is the NBC News / Wall Street Journal Poll (done between April 26th and 30th of a random national sample of 1,000 adults, with a margin of error of 3.1 points).
This new poll shows that 58% of Americans would support a Supreme Court decision that outlawed bans on same-sex marriages, while only 37% say they would oppose it. That's a whopping 21 point margin for equal rights. And it verifies last week's ABC News / Washington Post Poll that showed 61% of Americans supporting same sex-marriages. The two polls say the same thing, since they are within the margin of error of each other.
Right-wingers and evangelical bigots have been howling loudly over the prospect of a Supreme Court decision that seems likely to outlaw the state bans on same-sex marriage. That decision will be announced probably in early summer. Some have even threatened an armed rebellion if such a decision is made. This is nothing more than the death throes of a bigoted battle that has been lost (much like the racist rants after Brown vs. Board of Education). The bigots know that have lost this equal rights battle -- and they can't stand it.
For the rest of us (the substantial majority of Americans), it is a victory -- for equal rights, human rights, and a closer realization of the American Dream.

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