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Fewer than half of Americans are against legalising same-sex marriage, poll finds

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  1. “While more Americans overall still oppose gay marriage than support it, only 48 per cent of those asked opposed it, in a poll conducted between July and September this year” What does this mean? How can you tell that there’s a difference between the poll’s result and the “reality”?

    Overall this is good news, but I’ll only believe it when same-sex marriage wins a vote in a US state. Any US state. The fact that California and Maine lost doesn’t bode too well.

    I wonder how a vote on the issue would go in the UK…

  2. Val, there is larger support in the UK for it. Marriage equality isn’t even official party policy in the Democratic Party, whereas we have the Liberal Democrats officially endorsing it; a new Labour Party leader endorsing it and the party itself will probably endorse it, plus a very small number of Tories in the current government except the Prime Minister. Its coming whether some like it or not, at least in the UK, sooner rather than later.

  3. Yes, I do think there’s more support for the idea here in the UK. I was wondering what the results would be… slightly over half? 60%? more? I hope it comes to the UK sooner rather than later.

  4. Dr Robin Guthrie 7 Oct 2010, 7:35pm

    Sod all to do with “hope it comes to the UK”

    We tell Stonewall to go F off and make it happen.

    In politics, “nothing comes to he who waits”

  5. Depends really on who you ask in the UK, as most people will tell you they support gay marriage
    Anyone who reads the Daily Mail on the other hand will use any excuse to oppose gay marriage, while moaning that Cameron is cutting their benefits so they have to get a job or go back home to Poland, Afghanistan, Romania etc

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