The attitude towards gay marriage changed greatly in the US

The attitude towards gay marriage changed greatly in the US

The public opinion on gay marriages changed greatly during the last 10 years. Recent poll shows that public support of unisexual marriages has reached it’s maximum since 2006 when it was only 36 percent.

The public opinion on gay marriages changed greatly during the last 10 years.

The results of the recent poll in California

The results of the recent poll in California

Recent poll shows that public support of unisexual marriages has reached it’s maximum since 2006 when it was only 36 percent. In 2009 this value increased to 49%, 53% in 2011 and 61% in 2015. 61% of Americans supported gay marriages and said that they should be allowed to be married legally and adopt children. And 62% of Americans supported the idea of states’ admitting unisexual marriages.

These changes in public opinion aren’t accidental. The number of gay or lesbian couples increased strongly since the 1983 Gallup poll, when 24% of American citizens voted ‘Yes’ for having a gay friend. As seen from the results of the analogical research carried out nowadays, this number has increased to 75%.

Unisexual marriages have been allowed in 36 states. Many states went for this radical step since 2006. The Supreme Court is focused on the two main problems: whether the 14th Constitution Amendment protects unisexual marriages thus forbidding states to prohibit gay marriages and claims that these marriages were acted elsewhere.

As for group divisions, unisexual marriages are supported mostly among adults that are under 30 and this number decreases to 46% among older people. Also the support number varies from 76% among Democrats and 66% of Independents to 34% among Republicans.

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