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National poll shows growing support for gay-marriage (video)

A new national survey by the Pew Research Center finds growing support for marriage equality among Democrats nationwide. The poll, conducted June 28-July 9, finds nearly two-thirds (65% ) of Democrats favor gay marriage, compared to 24% of Republicans. Among Independent voters, support has also grown substantially since 2008. Today more independents favor (51%) than oppose (40%) gay marriage.

The results come as Democrats prepare to endorse a pro-gay marriage plank for their national convention platform in Charlotte this September.

Stuart Campbell, director of Equality NC, believes even though North Carolina  passed a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in May, momentum is on the side of those who support equality for LGBT families.

Campbell,who appears this weekend on News & Views, says their organization will be working to support candidates – regardless of party affiliation – willing to work against workplace discrimination in the short-term while seeking over time to repeal Amendment One.

For a preview of Campbell’s radio interview with Chris Fitzsimon, click below:

For a quick glance at the Pew Research Center’s numbers, click below:

4 Comments


  1. Nonanon

    July 31, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    And if everyone jumped off a cliff, would you follow?

  2. gregflynn

    July 31, 2012 at 10:08 pm

  3. Jack

    August 1, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Awesome, someone has finally asked the age old question that has vexed three year olds for so long. Can’t wait to read the responses from your target audience.

  4. Frances Jenkins

    August 1, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    I attempted to visit Wendy’s today and the line to Chick was so long I had to go to another place. Folks in NC must not have known about his survery. If the election of 2012 is an indication of today, the libs are dead meat.

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