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Support for marriage equality hits all time high

Posted by David Zimmerman  March 18, 2013 02:39 PM

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According to a new poll by the Washington Post and ABC News support for legalizing same-sex marriage is at an all time high.

According to the poll 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. These results are almost exactly opposite of what they were a decade ago when, 37 percent favored same-sex marriage and 55 percent opposed it.

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Among young adults age 18 to 29, support for gay marriage hit a record high of 81 percent in the poll. As for their elders, those aged 65 years old and up remain opposed with 44 percent say same-sex marriage should be legal; 50 percent say illegal.

Also of note, according to the poll the majority of respondents in across the political spectrum now support marriage equality.

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