USA: New Poll Says 56% Want Constitution to Support Marriage Equality, While 50% Support It

Written by scott on April 4th, 2013

titleQuinnipac’s new poll shows a 3% rise in marriage equality support since last month. But even more interesting, it shows Americans are getting tired of the state-by-state approach favored by conservatives. Politico reports:

Fifty-percent of American voters support same-sex marriage, while 41 percent oppose it and the remaining 9 percent are unsure or did not answer, according to a Quinnipiac University Polling Institute survey released on Thursday. It’s the first time support has reached the 50 percent threshold for Quinnipiac. Meanwhile, 56 percent of voters say the Constitution and not state laws should determine the legality of same-sex marriage, putting the public at odds with some lawmakers who say it should be left up to the states to decide gay marriage.

Unfortunately, it looks like the Supreme Court is likely to rule in a way that will favor this incremental approach for the next 5-10 years, meaning many more state-by-state fights to come.

 

2 Comments so far ↓

  1. I personally think that it is time to get marriage equality country wide on a Federal level. Time to end DOMA and do the right thing. We need a sweeping ruling, not the agony of a state by state battle.

  2. Patrick says:

    No.

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