Friday, May 02, 2014

POLL: Majority Support for Marriage Equality In Florida

A new poll from Qunnipiac shows that marriage equality is supported by a strong majority in Florida, less than a decade after a state constitutional ban was passed by voters with more than 60% support.
Florida voters support 56 – 39 percent allowing same-sex couples to marry, with 57 – 39 percent support among women and 55 – 40 percent backing among men. Support is 65 – 31 percent among Democrats and 64 – 30 percent among independent voters, with Republicans opposed 64 – 32 percent. Every age group supports same-sex marriage except voters over 65 years old, who are divided with 45 percent in favor and 49 percent opposed.
There is a federal lawsuit fighting for the rights of same-sex couples to get married in Florida, as there is in 45 other states at this point. There really is a race to see which state beneath the Mason-Dixon line will become the first to have marriage equality. Personally, I think it is going to be Virginia though I am pleased to see more focus on LGBT equality in the South.

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