Friday, October 08, 2010

Gay marriage more popular in the U.S

In the U.S only a few years ago Massachusetts and California were the only states that allowed same sex marriage. Then after the election of Barack Obama gay marriage got a hit by a bloc. Prop 8 passed and Gay marriage was no longer legal in the California. Then new hope came when states like Connecticut ,Vermont ,New Hampshire and Iowa. Then a judge in California saw that Prop 8 was unconstitutional and it might be replied. Anew poll shows that 42% of all Americans support gay marriage while 48% say they don't.Even though 42% support it only 5 states currently allow it, but in the future it might be better. A new poll shows that the younger a person is the more likely they support gay marriage, so soon the U.S will allow same sex marriage like Canada does.

Americans in the so-called Millennial Generation -- those born after the 1980s -- favor gay marriage by 53 percent to 39 percent, the poll found. Among those born between 1928 and 1945, just 29 percent favor allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally, while 59 percent are opposed.
Among Democrats, 53 percent support legalized gay marriage, while just 24 percent of Republicans do.
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1 comment:

  1. As a gay US citizen who is fortunate enough to be married, a couple of thoughts.

    - DC, despite it's bizarre quasi-territory status in the US, also allows same-sex marriage.

    - Same-sex marriage in the states still leaves homosexual couples lacking many fundamental rights because the marriages are not recognized on the federal level at all . . . taxes, pensions, survivor benefits, health care, etc. Some progress has been made on individual items, but would not want Canadians thinking that it is equivalent in those states that allow same-sex marriage . . . it still falls far short.

    - I wouldn't be so hasty on the "soon" outlook, though I appreciate the optimism. Remember 2/3 of Americans support gays serving openly in the military now yet the efforts to remove the hideous DADT policy still haven't passed the Senate. Puritanical hold over the reigns of power in the US are strong. I think it will be many years, if not decades, before same-sex marriage is allowed in the US. I would love to be surprised, but wouldn't place any bets on the matter.


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