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Ohio poll finds voters closely divided in support for same-sex marriage

Monday, February 24, 2014

A new poll finds that Ohioans are closely divided when it comes to same-sex marriage.

Ohio-flagA Quinnipiac University poll released Monday shows that 50 percent of Ohio voters support legalizing same-sex marriage while 44 percent are against it.

The survey also finds that Ohio voters under age 30 overwhelmingly back the idea while those 65 and older opposed it.

Gay marriage supporters are working to put the issue back on the Ohio ballot in November. There also have been recent lawsuits aimed at seeking the recognition of gay marriage in Ohio.

It was just 10 years ago that Ohio voters overwhelmingly approved a statewide ban on same-sex marriage.

The margin of error for the telephone survey of 1,370 registered voters is 3 percentage points.

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13 more reader comments:

  1. This shouldn’t be something that is voted on! This is what people are missing! They are called rights!

    Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 7:27pm
  2. But this is not something we vote on. You don’t vote to take away rights of a minority. EVER. Or you do not vote to deprive one sector of something that another sector rightfully gets.

    Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 7:30pm
  3. Basic human rights… equality… are not open to interpretation, let alone dispersion by zealots who want to force the world to follow what they believe. These rights are the same for everybody, regardless of race, gender, creed, religion, or sexuality.

    Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 7:32pm
  4. Mary who you want,live and let live!!!

    Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 7:33pm
  5. Get a life.

    Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 7:34pm
  6. Humane Rights is God-Given and cannot be denied by any man-made law or laws….PERIOD!!

    Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 7:44pm
  7. Majorities shouldnt be voting on the civil rights of minorities

    Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 7:47pm
  8. sadly we have pockets of uber religious hate mongers…

    Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 7:47pm
  9. Like I care about those enjoying their rights while attempting to deny them to others.

    Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 8:16pm
  10. Love is love. Love not H8!!!

    Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 8:28pm
  11. It bears repeating again: My marriage is NOT up for your vote.

    Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 8:36pm
  12. Who cares what the “voters” think. These are civil rights issues we are talking about. Enough already with the polling. Make equality equal.

    Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 8:43pm
  13. Rights are not up for vote. They are protected for all by the constitution . our republic is set up to protect the minority from the majority. Thus the 51% can’t run rough shod over the 49% . this is a republic

    Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 8:50pm