USA: New Marriage Equality Poll Says 50% Think It’s a Constitutional Right

Written by scott on June 6th, 2014

titleA new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows that half of all Americans think marriage equality is a constitutional right.

The Washington Post reports:

A full 50 percent say gay marriage is protected by the Constitution’s Equal Protection clause, an argument repeated by judge after judge in a string of federal rulings against state bans since a pivotal Supreme Court decision last summer. Some 43 percent do not believe gay marriage enjoys constitutional protection. Support for gay marriage overall — regardless of views on whether it is constitutionally protected — enjoys broader support, with 56 percent saying they back the right for same-sex couples to marry and 38 percent opposing it.

When asked if they support marriage equality more generally, support climbs to 56%.

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1 Comments so far ↓

  1. Rob Bissell says:

    I support same sex marriage

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