Thursday, March 13, 2014

Record Support for Gay Marriage; Half See it as a Constitutional Right

 By Gary Langer Mar 5, 2014 12:01am

An ABC News-Washington Post poll released last week found that a record 59 percent of Americans support gay marriage.

Record numbers of Americans in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll support gay marriage, say adoption by gay couples should be legal and see gays and lesbians as good parents. Most oppose a right to refuse service to gays, including on religious grounds. And, by a closer margin, more also accept than reject gay marriage as a constitutional right.

The results continue a dramatic transformation of public attitudes on the issue, led by political, legislative and court-ordered developments alike. Seventeen states now allow gay marriage, and federal courts in four others – most recently Texas and Virginia – have rejected laws banning it.

See PDF with full results and charts here.

Other changes in this survey, produced for ABC by Langer Research Associates, are equally profound.

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