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5 things to know about public opinion on same-sex marriage

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Supporters of the law insist that human rights issues shouldn't be decided in a referendum.
Americans appear largely ready to accept same-sex marriage but seem divided on whether the Supreme Court should affirm that right nationwide. So say polls conducted before the court's ruling, expected any day, on whether to make same-sex marriage a constitutional ...

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Poll: More Texans support marriage equality than oppose it

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
AP (File)
Texas voters are split on whether gays and lesbians should be allowed to marry and on whether businesses should be required to provide services to them, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. ...

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Born this way: Majority of Americans say being gay is not a choice

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
A new Gallup poll released Wednesday finds that, for the first time, a majority of Americans say same-sex orientation is something gays and lesbians are born with, rather than something that is determined by their upbringing or environment. ...

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Poll: Majority of Americans want Supreme Court to rule for marriage equality

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
A total of 58 percent of Americans said that they favor a high court decision to eliminate bans against same sex marriage. ...

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Poll: Majority of Republican voters would attend a same-sex wedding

Friday, May 1, 2015
A majority of U.S. Republicans would attend the same-sex wedding of a loved one, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. ...

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AP-GfK Poll: Nuanced views on LGBT rights, religious liberty

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Joe Capley-Alfano, center, and his husband, Frank Capley-Alfano, who've been together 15 years and married seven, hold an American flag in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, April 28, 2015 while opponents demonstrate nearby.
Americans are evenly split on whether the Supreme Court should rule that same-sex marriage must be legal nationwide, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. ...

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New poll shows record high 61 percent of Americans support marriage equality

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Adam Lau, AP (File)
A record-high 6 in 10 Americans support marriage equality for same-sex couples, and a similar share say individual states should not be allowed to ban same-sex marriage, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. ...

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Poll: Most Americans say there’s no turning back on same-sex marriage

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments next week in a landmark case on same-sex marriage, but most Americans already have made up their minds: There's no turning back. ...

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Poll: Majority of Americans side with LGBT rights over ‘religious freedom’

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Chaunce O'Connor rallies outside a Miami courthouse on July 2 during a hearing on Florida's same-sex marriage ban.
A new national poll finds that a majority of Americans believe businesses should not be allowed to refuse services based on their religious beliefs, suggesting a split over the issue between voters and some of the politicians who represent them. ...

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What Americans think about gay rights and religious liberty

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Most Americans support allowing businesses to refuse wedding-related services to same-sex couples on religious grounds, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll conducted earlier this year. ...

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