Tennessee, USA: 49% Support Marriage or Civil Uniions for Gays, Lesbians

Written by scott on May 22nd, 2013

titleMore 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%.

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