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CNN Poll Finds Gay Marriage Has Majority Support

April 20, 2011

Keep in mind however as you read this latest poll result about gay marriage gaining national support that the House of Representatives, led by Republicans, has agreed to pay a law firm up to $520 per hour to defend the Defense of Marriage Act banning federal recognition of same-sex marriage, according to a contract posted by Politico

The Defense of Marriage Act, the 15-year-old federal law that defines marriage as being between one man and one woman, is currently facing a legal challenge in New York. Traditionally the federal government defends challenges to federal law, but not in this case – after defending it for two years, the Obama administration announced in February it would no longer defend the law because it believes it is unconstitutional.

I have asked on my blog which taxpayer wants to pay the legal fee for the House of Representatives to act in a homophobic fashion.

It is time to wake up and smell the coffee.  Anti-gay bigotry should no longer be in vogue politically, and there is more and more evidence that the public agrees.

Now to the poll…

”Do you think marriages between gay and lesbian couples should or should not be recognized by the law as valid, with the same rights as traditional marriages?”

Should be recognized as valid: 51%

Should not be recognized as valid: 47%

No opion: 2%

Results of a survey conducted for CNN. The poll was done by phone of 824 adults from April 9-10, 2011. (CNN)

The respondents split along age, gender, income, education and political lines — women, Americans under 50, Democrats, college educated, and those making over $50K per year all supporting gay marriage. Men, older Americans, less educated and lower income earners remained mostly opposed. “White and non-white” responses were nearly the same

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