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Half of Americans Support Legal Gay Marriage

posted on May 9, 2012

Gallup released a new poll on Tuesday, which showed 50 percent of Americans support gay marriage, while 48 percent oppose it. The number of supporters is down slightly from a poll last year, but it is still “marking only the second time in Gallup’s history of tracking this question that at least half of Americans have supported legal same-sex marriage.” The results show a sharp partisan divide: 65 percent of Democrats and 57 percent of independents support legalizing gay marriage, while only 22 percent of Republicans do.

Read at Gallup