Most Americans see progress over the last 50 years in ending discrimination against gays and lesbians. Sixty-seven percent now think same-sex marriage should be legal, a record high in CBS News polls. While attitudes have changed and progress has been made, most say at least some gay and lesbian discrimination still exists. Partisanship, ideology and religion continue to be related to views of same-sex relations and marriage. Four years after the U.
Zafira. Age: 32. The ultimate adult XXX star usually available only for traveling meetings. Services: Sex In Different Positions, Oral, Oral With Condom, Kissing, Kissing With Tounge, Cum On Body, Deep French Kiss, 69 Position, Extra Ball, Erotic Massage, Striptease, Couples, Light S/M, Toys.
Attitudes on Same-Sex Marriage
Support for gay marriage reaches all-time high, survey finds
Identical or similar majorities favor gay marriage on two key issues before the court: Sixty-one percent oppose allowing individual states to prohibit same-sex marriages. And 62 percent support requiring states to recognize gay marriages performed legally in other states. See PDF with full results, charts and tables here. As recently as June , just 36 percent of Americans said it should be legal for gays and lesbians to marry. That advanced to 49 percent in , reached a majority, 53 percent, in early , and, as noted, 61 percent now. In a similar question in , by contrast, strong opposition exceeded strong support by 34 points. Other attitudes have moved in tandem.
Ireland days away from gay marriage equality according to latest polls
Yet in all 32 states where gay marriage has been on the ballot, voters have rejected it. It's possible the streak could end in November, when Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington state are likely to have closely contested gay marriage measures on their ballots. For now, however, there remains a gap between the national polling results and the way states have voted. It's a paradox with multiple explanations, from political geography to the likelihood that some conflicted voters tell pollsters one thing and then vote differently.
County clerk offices opened their doors June 17, , to hundreds of gay and lesbian couples with appointments to secure marriage licenses and exchange vows on the first full day same-sex nuptials were legal throughout California. The poll shows a significant change in mood on the issue from a year ago, when an equal majority opposed same-sex matrimony. The latest Gallup findings, Reuters reports, are in line with two earlier national polls this spring that show support for legally recognized gay marriage has gained a newfound majority among Americans. According to Gallup, Democrats and political independents accounted for the entire shift in its survey compared to last year, when only 44 percent of all respondents favored gay marriage, while 53 percent were opposed. While same-sex marriage remains a highly controversial issue, homosexual couples have won the right to legally wed in five states — Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire and Iowa.