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US: Increased support for marriage equality in North Carolina

John DeLamar September 15, 2014
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A recent poll conducted in North Carolina shows that support for marriage equality in North Carolina is on the rise.

Just over two years after the state passed an anti-same-sex marriage constitutional amendment, an Elon University Poll found that 45% of respondents are in favor of same-sex marriage.

Of the more than 1,000 North Carolinians polled, 43% were opposed to marriage equality and 12% did not have an opinion. Elon University Poll said in a press release that these percentages mark a drastic change.

The press release stated: “Support for gay marriage has picked up 4 percentage points since a spring poll and opposition has dropped 3. It is the first time that Elon University Poll has found support for gay marriage to be greater than opposition.”

Chris Sgro, executive director of Equality NC said he was hopeful regarding the results.

He said: “The movement for marriage is growing daily in North Carolina, and today more people in your town, your office, your neighborhood than not want loving committed couples to be able to reap the true rewards and responsibilities of full and legal marriage like never before.”

A motion, filed by the ACLU, to overturn the state’s constitutional ban on gay marriage is waiting on a federal ruling.

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