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Americans’ support for gay marriage higher than ever

Americans’ support for gay marriage higher than ever

Time magazine and other outlets are reporting Gallup poll’s most recent results, announced Tuesday: 60 percent of Americans support gay marriage, up from 55 percent in 2014:

The poll also found that support for same-sex marriage has also reached all-time highs among Americans of all political parties: 76% of Democrats, up from 33% in 1996; 64% of Independents, up from 32% in 1996; and 37% of Republicans, up from 16% in 1996.

The U.S. Supreme Court may issue a ruling next month on the constitutionality of same-sex marriages, which are now recognized in 37 states:

The justices themselves have personally mirrored this trend, with liberal Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan officiating at gay weddings since the last decision.

The Gallup poll results are posted here.

Posted by Cara Ellen Modisett

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