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

Posted By Clayton Henkel On July 31, 2012 @ 4:01 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

A new national survey [1] 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 [2]for their national convention platform in Charlotte this September.

Stuart Campbell, director of Equality NC [3], 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 [4] 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:

YouTube Preview Image [5]

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


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URLs in this post:

[1] national survey: http://www.pewforum.org/uploadedFiles/Topics/Issues/Politics_and_Elections/Democrats%20Gay%20Marriage%20Support-full.pdf

[2] pro-gay marriage plank : http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0712/79126.html?hp=l1

[3] Equality NC: http://equalitync.org/

[4] workplace discrimination: http://sites.hrc.org/sites/passendanow/index.asp

[5] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-J8uaV4Ty2Y

[6] Image: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Pew-Research-Center-Poll.jpg

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