USA, Pennsylvania: Poll Says 54% Approve of Marriage Equality, But 76% Disapprove Of Montgomery County Licenses

Written by scott on August 29th, 2013

titleA new poll in Pennsylvania shows that voters disapprove of a Montgomery County clerk’s issuing of marriage licenses to same-sex couples, although they support marriage equality overall.

CBS Philly reports:

The new Franklin and Marshall College Poll shows there’s still majority support for same sex marriage in Pennsylvania. But Poll Director Terry Madonna says a much bigger majority believes it is wrong for elected officials to ignore laws they disagree with, such as the case of issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples in defiance of state law. “Seventy-six percent find that practice unacceptable, even though 54-percent of Pennsylvanians support gay marriage,” Madonna said.

The high negative number is surprising – I wonder how the question was asked?

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1 Comments so far ↓

  1. Robin says:

    The question was: “An official in one Pennsylvania county has
    started issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples even though current state law specifically bans same-sex marriage. Is it acceptable or is it unacceptable for state and local officials to ignore laws they disagree with?”

    https://edisk.fandm.edu/FLI/keystone/pdf/August%202013%20Franklin%20and%20Marshall%20College%20Poll%20Release.pdf

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