Support For Gay Marriage Grows To Majority

An ABC-Washington Post Poll indicates that 53 percent of those polled now support gay marriage, five years after only 36 percent supported the concept.

People in their 30s and 40s, Catholics, political moderates and men have increased greatly in their support of gay marriage rights.

At the same time, evangelical white Protestants oppose gay marriage by a 3-1 margin, and Republicans and conservatives are against it by a 2-1 margin, but even those groups have seen some improvement in the numbers that support gay marriage.

It is obvious that the country is acclimating itself to gays marrying, but ironically, it is the unpredictable Supreme Court which will ultimately decide whether the Defense of Marriage Act, stating a marriage is between a man and woman, is to be upheld, or if gay marriage must be accepted by all of the states.

This is an issue which over time will grow in support, however, as young people in broad terms have no problems with gay rights and gay marriage, but the Supreme Court could hold back progress on this major social change.

One comment on “Support For Gay Marriage Grows To Majority

  1. barbara siry March 22, 2011 9:45 am

    Did you see the archbishop of NY on 60 Minutes Sunday night — Cole? He’s as out of touch with these issues as it is possible to be.
    While Morley Safer treated him like a fun and loveable guy, he’s a man who is willing and happy to deprive women — in essence, half of the human race –and gays full participation in the Catholic Church. He calls these “the settled questions.” What is he thinking? He even had the audacity to downplay the horro of the abusive priest scandal — commenting that married men abuse children more (of course there are many more married men than gay priests, so the comparison was distorted.
    Beware jovial priests — they are agents of oppression.

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