Friday, January 24, 2014

POLL: People In States Without Marriage Equality Support It 51-41

A new poll commissioned for the group whose mission it is to achieve marriage equality nationwide in the United States shows that even in states where marriage equality is not (yet) law, a majority of respondents support the idea. 51% favor "allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry legally" in the 34 states that did not allow marriage equality in December 2013.

In the Central Region (IN, KS, MI, MO, NE, ND, OH,PA, SD, WI) marriage equality has 59%-36% support. 
In the Western region (AK, AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM*, NV, OR, UT**, WY) marriage equality has 53%-34% support. 
In the Southern region (AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, KY, VA, WV) marriage equality is split 46%-46%.
It should be noted that since the poll was taken New Mexico* enacted marriage equality permanently through a state supreme court ruling. Utah** also had marriage equality for a 17-day window when a federal judge struck down their same-sex marriage ban but that ruling is on hold under appeal to the 10th Appellate Circuit thanks to a stay issued by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Hat/tip to LGBT Think Progress

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