The U.S. support for same-sex marriage has reached a record high of 70%, reports claim.
- In the U.S., 70% of residents are in favor of gay marriage, Gallup reveals.
- The support for same-sex couples continues to trend upward.
- According to the analytics agency, the current support for gay couples “marks a new milestone.”
According to Gallup, global analytics and advice firm, the support for gay marriage among American citizens has skyrocketed to 70%. This startling data was revealed during the organization’s annual Values and Beliefs poll.
As per Unilad, this is part of a consistent upward trend as documented every year since 1996. Back then, the support for same-sex marriage in the country was estimated to be only 27%.
Reportedly, the current boost in support is highly influenced by changing views among Republicans. For the first time ever, the party has expressed their approval of gay marriage, with 55% being in favor.
Оlder residents, who were once believed to be opposing the idea of same-sex unions, now appear to have similar views as young adults.
Speaking in numbers, 84% of young adults, as well as 72% of middle-aged adults, and 60% of elderly people now support gay marriage, according to the recent report.
“Once opponents of legalization, Republicans have mostly come to back it. Court and legislative challenges to the legal status of same-sex marriage have simmered down since the Supreme Court issued its decision. Meanwhile, older U.S. adults, who were once holdouts in support for gay marriage, now come down on the same side of the issue as young adults.”
Same-sex marriage is legal in every U.S. state since 2015.
Following the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize gay marriage, Justice Anthony Kennedy stated:
“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were.
As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves.
Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.”
As for Democrats, 83% of them are in favor of gay unions according to Gallup. The agency remarks that the group’s support has “reached a ceiling… at least for now.”
What is more, 73% of political independents are also approving same-sex marriage.
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