Maryland residents are shifting toward a more positive opinion of same-sex marriage, with registered voters now narrowly supporting a law to allow it, a Washington Post poll has found.
A clear majority of people responding to the poll -- 55 percent -- also say that if gays get married in another state, those unions should be considered legal in Maryland; 38 percent say the state should not recognize them. ....
The poll, conducted May 3-6, finds that 46 percent overall favor legal same-sex marriage, 44 percent oppose it, and 10 percent have no opinion. Among registered voters, 48 percent are in favor and 43 percent are opposed.
In late 2007, an identical Post poll question found 44 percent in favor overall and 51 percent opposed.
Maryland's move away from a clear majority opposition to same-sex marriage -- and into a nearly equally split electorate -- mirrors national trends.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Maryland more accepting?
A new poll from the Washington Post finds:
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