Poll: Most Rhode Islanders Support Gay Marriage
Thursday, August 19, 2010
A survey of likely voters conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research found that 59 percent of them support gay marriage—an increase of 10 percent since 2008 and the first time there has been majority support since gay marriage advocates began polling on the issue in 2006. The poll was released yesterday by the Rhode Island Marriage Coalition.
“This poll makes clear that there is no reason why we can’t enact a marriage equality law in Rhode Island within the next year,” said Kathy Kushnir, executive director of Marriage Equality Rhode Island, the lead organization of the RIMC. “Rhode Islanders are ready to allow loving, committed same-sex couples to gain the dignity and respect that marriage brings, along with all of the legal rights and obligations that marriage brings. That is great news.”
The poll showed support for gay marriage cuts across age, religion, political affiliation. Notably, it includes a majority of Catholics (57 percent) and a majority of independents (58 percent).
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