Poll Finds Growing Support for Marriage Equality or Expanded Domestic Partnership Rights in Washingt

The Seattle Times
September 2, 2009
The Washington Poll released a report Wednesday showing public support for marriage equality or domestic partnerships for gay couples in Washington state increased between 2006 and 2008. In 2008, 66 percent of registered voters said they supported marriage equality (36.7 percent) or full domestic partnerships (29.3 percent). [Link]

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Poll: Increased Support for Marriage Equality in California

The Associated Press
August 5, 2009
The Field Poll report compared Californians' attitudes on a range of social and lifestyle issues over the last 30 years. Among the biggest changes in attitude was the increasing support for the freedom to marry, now favored by 49 percent of Californians and opposed by 44 percent. In 1977, voters were opposed by a 62-to-31 percent ratio. [Link]

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NAACP chief: LGBT community needs outreach to blacks on marriage

The New York Times
July 30, 2009
Benjamin Todd Jealous, chief of the NAACP, defends the group's record on LGBT rights and offers his take on why marriage has proven a lightning rod for controversy in the black community. "If gay rights groups want to change the opinion polls in the black community, they have to invest in it," he said. [Link]

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Analysis of Polling Data Finds Growing Support for Marriage Equality

Columbia University
July 28, 2009
According to a comprehensive new analysis of public opinion surveys conducted over the last 15 years, support for the freedom to marry has grown substantially in the United States. [Link]

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Episcopal Church In Line with American Clergy on Gay and Lesbian Issues

Religion Dispatches
July 21, 2009
Despite calls from conservative Anglicans that the American Episcopal church is choosing to "walk apart" from the wider community, the numbers don't agree—at least not in America. Recent church changes regarding LGBT issues were largely responses to rapidly changing public opinion and shifts in the political landscape, and are consistent with the views of clergy from most mainline denominations. [Link]

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The Marriage Equality Debate: Where It Stands

Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
July 10, 2009

David Masci, Senior Research Fellow at Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life, discusses the latest achievements for the freedom to marry and how the public perceives these events. (Link)

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Marriage Equality Chart

Geocities.com
June 2009
A Marriage Equality Chart compiled from various Facebook polls by Patrick Farley, June 2009. [Link]

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61% of Britons Back Freedom to Marry

The Times of London
June 27, 2009
Ben Summerskill, chief executive of Stonewall, the gay charity, said be believed the introduction of civil partnerships in 2005 particularly helped to shift attitudes. “Suddenly millions of people realised gay people want to get married just like everyone else, and have slightly excitable ceremonies where aunties end up rowing, just like everyone else,” he said. “It comes up time and time again when I meet people who have been to civil partnership ceremonies or have heard of friends or neighbours having them.” [link]

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Poll: Teens, Tweens for Marriage Equality

The Advocate
June 25, 2009
A new poll from Pangea Media shows that 75% of teens and tweens (youths between the ages of 9 and 12) support marriage equality, although 79% of respondents said they were unaware of President Barack Obama’s position on the freedom to marry. [Link]

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Poll: Majority of New Yorkers favor marriage equality

New York Daily News
June 23, 2009
A majority of New Yorkers favor the freedom to marry, a new poll finds. The Quinnipiac University poll says voters statewide would support a law to allow same-sex couples to marry by a 51% to 41% margin, with 8% undecided. Just six weeks ago, Quinnipiac found voters split 46% to 46% on the issue. Five years ago, 55% opposed marriage equality compared to 37% who favored it. "Supporters have worked hard in the last six weeks, moving the needle from dead even to slightly ahead," pollster Maurice Carroll said. [Link]

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