Support for same-sex marriage hits record-high backing
03/05/2014 8:49 AM
03/05/2014 8:50 AM
shows growing support for same-sex marriage.
• Half of all Americans believe that gays have a constitutional right to marry.
• On a similar question, a record-high 59 percent said they support same-sex marriage with 34 percent opposed.
• In the 33 states that prohibit same-sex marriage, 53 percent of those polled said they support allowing it with 40 percent opposed.
• Nearly seven in 10 said businesses should not be allowed to refuse service to gays.
The pollsters found that support for same-sex marriage has changed more rapidly than almost any social issue in the past decade.
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