Louisiana, USA: Local Poll Shows Surprising Support for Marriage Equality

Written by scott on June 11th, 2013

titleA local poll in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, shows that a plurality of voters there support marriage equality, a surprising result in such a conservative state. The Advocate (local paper) reports:

According to the survey, 47 percent of the respondents were for legalizing same-sex marriage while 45 percent were opposed. Six percent said they didn’t know. In last year’s survey, 44 percent of respondents were in favor while 49 percent were against same-sex marriage. The same-sex marriage question was among the highlights of the annual CityStats report, the Baton Rouge Area Foundation’s quality of life survey, which was released Monday.

I don’t know what East Baton Rouge’s political make-up is like compared to the rest of the state, but to say that such numbers in one of the most conservative states in the country are encouraging is an understatement.

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