Poll: Voters back Supreme Court support for gay marriage

Tue. June 2, 2015 9:12 AM by GoPride.com News Staff

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A new poll found that a majority of American voters would support a U.S. Supreme Court decision to make gay marriage a Constitutional right.

According to a Quinnipiac University National poll released Monday, 56 percent of voters surveyed say they would support a Supreme Court decision granting same-sex couples the constitutional right to marry while only 38 percent would oppose it. Voters support 56 - 36 percent same-sex marriage in general.

The poll found that Democrats would support legalization 70 – 24 percent, independent voters 61 – 34 percent, while Republicans would oppose it 62 – 34 percent.

Voters also oppose 53 - 40 percent allowing individual states to prohibit same-sex marriage, and support 57 - 36 percent requiring states to recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in other states. Democrats, independent voters, men and women back same-sex marriage in these questions, with Republicans opposed.

The Supreme Court is expected to make a ruling in a case challenging restrictive marriage bans in four states – Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky - by the end of June.