Tags: gay | marriage | swing | states

Same-Sex Marriage May Be Fading as an Electoral Issue

Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 11:36 AM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Majorities of voters in the key swing states of Florida and Ohio now support same-sex marriage and Virginia voters are not far behind.

Washington Post polls show that by a margin of 54 percent to 33 percent voters in Florida think gay marriage should be legal and 52 percent in Ohio agree while 37 percent think it should be illegal. In Virginia, 49 percent favor same sex marriage and 40 percent oppose it.

In 2004, 62 percent of Ohio voters supported a constitutional amendment defining marriage as “only a union between one man and one woman,” the Post reported. Some 57 percent of Virginia voters in 2006 supported similar legislation and in 2008 so did 62 percent of Floridians.

While polls show increased public support for same sex marriage, ballot measures have yet to catch up. However, that may change this fall when the issue is presented to voters in Maryland, Maine, and Washington.



© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Jane Fonda: I'll Be Mad If Murdoch Acquires Time Warner

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 22:01 PM

Jane Fonda says she'll be "so angry" at federal regulators if they approve an acquisition of Time Warner by Rupert Murdo . . .

Arizona Inmate Dies Hours after Execution Began; Brewer Calls for Probe

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 21:58 PM

A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he  . . .

Computer Crash Causes Major Delays in US Passport and Visa Operations

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 21:56 PM

The State Department's global database for issuing travel documents has crashed, resulting in major delays for potential . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved