This marks a spike in support since March last year, when 55 percent of Americans were in favor, and a huge rise sincewhen more Americans were against 48 percent same-sex marriage than supported it 42 percent. Chief Justice Roy Moore previously made national headlines for refusing to take down a Ten Commandments monument. All of which makes for high expectations for the incoming Obama administration. Three-quarters of respondents are hopeful that the president-elect will make progress on the issue that most concerns them: The Supreme Court may have declared same-sex marriage a right nationwide, but the church still does not accept it.
As for the outgoing president, the public remains as sour on him as ever.
Injust 16 percent of Republicans supported it. On the other hand, two-thirds of those who see it as mostly a religious matter or equal parts religious and legal oppose gay marriage. The book has a foreword by former Republican presidential contender Mike Huckabee. LGBT activists are celebrating in Australia after the country voted in favor of same-sex marriage. The 30 Highest-Paid Actors in the World. This kind of thought policing is becoming a trend for politicians on the left.
Supporters of same-sex marriage gather during a protest in front of the federal courthouse on September 3,in Ashland, Kentucky. Only in the U. Request Reprint or Submit Correction. Republicans, though, remain opposed, 51 percent to 42 percent. Fifty-three percent favor gay adoption rights 8 points more than inand 66 percent believe gays should be able to serve openly in the military 6 points more than in