In , for the first time, more people supported same-sex marriage than opposed it. Support has continued to grow, and in , more people than ever agree that same-sex couples should have the right to get married. Fifty-six percent of Americans agree or strongly agree that gay couples should have the right to get married while just 32 percent disagree or strongly disagree. Support is up 8 percentage points since and 45 percentage points since the question was first asked in . Support for same-sex marriage still differs across political parties, although the gap in support between Democrats and Republicans narrowed considerably in
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The decision in Obergefell v. Hodges legalized gay marriage nationwide, including in the 14 states that did not previously allow gays and lesbians to wed. As we approach the fourth anniversary of the ruling, here are five key facts about same-sex marriage: 1 The share of Americans who favor same sex-marriage grew steadily for most of the last decade, but public support has leveled off in the last few years. Around four-in-ten U. But views are largely unchanged over the last few years.
Same-Sex Marriage and Gay Rights: A Shift in Americans’ Attitudes
See Article History Alternative Titles: same-sex partnership, same-sex union Same-sex marriage, the practice of marriage between two men or between two women. Although same-sex marriage has been regulated through law, religion, and custom in most countries of the world, the legal and social responses have ranged from celebration on the one hand to criminalization on the other. Some scholars, most notably the Yale professor and historian John Boswell —94 , have argued that same-sex unions were recognized by the Roman Catholic Church in medieval Europe, although others have disputed this claim. Scholars and the general public became increasingly interested in the issue during the late 20th century, a period when attitudes toward homosexuality and laws regulating homosexual behaviour were liberalized, particularly in western Europe and the United States.
Poll of the week A majority of conservative Republicans 58 percent , Republicans overall 51 percent , Mormons 53 percent , white evangelical Protestants 58 percent and adults in Alabama 51 percent oppose same-sex marriage, according to a survey released this week by the Public Religion Research Institute. The PRRI survey, which relied on more than 40, interviews nationwide conducted in , made a lot of headlines for finding substantial gains in the number of Americans who support same-sex marriage over the past few years. Overall, 61 percent of Americans say gay and lesbian couples should be legally allowed to marry, compared with 52 percent in a survey conducted by PRRI and the Brookings Institution. A majority of black people 52 percent , Hispanics 61 percent and white people 63 percent back same-sex marriage.
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