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ABC/WaPo poll: 58% of Americans support same-sex marriage

ABC/WaPo poll: 58% of Americans support same-sex marriage

An ABC/Washington Post poll has found that a majority of Americans now approve of same-sex marriage, in a monumental shift from just a decade ago.

Public support for gay marriage has hit a new high as Americans increasingly see homosexuality not as a choice but as a way some people are, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

The poll shows that 58 percent of Americans now believe it should be legal for gay and lesbian couples to get married; 36 percent say it should be illegal. Public attitudes toward gay marriage are a mirror image of what they were a decade ago: in 2003, 37 percent favored gay nuptials, and 55 percent opposed them.

The Supreme Court takes up the issue of gay marriage next week, and nearly two-thirds of all Americans say the matter should be decided for all states on the basis of the U.S. Constitution, not with each state making its own laws.

 

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