More Tennesseans now support recognition of relationships for gays and lesbians than oppose it, though that includes both supporters of civil unions and gay marriage. On Top Magazine reports:
According to a poll released this month for Vanderbilt University, 49 percent of respondents support either marriage or civil unions for gay couples, while 46 percent remain opposed to both. Sixty-two percent of respondents also believe that the spouses of domestic partners should receive health insurance and other employee benefits. Thirty-one percent disagreed.
It’s progress, though slow – it would be great to see Tennessee pass 50% on marriage equality support alone. But just 7 years ago, the state passed a constitutional ban on gay marriage by 81-19%.