Poll: Most Americans support Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage

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Most Americans in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll support the recent U.S. Supreme Court action allowing gay marriages to go forward in several states – including a bare majority in the 11 states in which such marriages have begun in the past two weeks.

Overall, 56 percent of Americans support the court’s action, while 38 percent oppose it – exactly matching opinions on whether or not gay marriage should be legal, asked in an ABC/Post poll in June.

By declining to hear several appeals, the Court cleared the way for marriage equality in five states – Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. Four others in the same jurisdictions followed suit (Colorado, North Carolina, and West Virginia), and gay marriage bans in five additional states — Idaho, Nevada, Alaska, Arizona and Wyoming — were rejected by other courts in the past week.

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