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Pew Poll: 19 Percent of Gay Republicans Oppose Gay Marriage

By    |   Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 12:55 PM

Not all gays are for gay marriage, especially those who also identify as Republicans, according to data from the Pew Research Center.

The Pew study looks more closely at gays who oppose gay marriage, using data from 2013, in which 7 percent of those who consider themselves members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community said they oppose gay marriage. The same survey found that while 18 percent of LGBT adults said they support gay marriage, they don't feel strongly about it.

There is a significant split between Republican and Democrat LGBT adults, according to the 2013 survey. Ninety-six percent of those who align with the Democratic Party said they support same-sex marriage, while 19 percent of those who say they are Republican or lean-Republican oppose gay marriage.

Pew also found that only 45 percent of gay Republicans said that they strongly favor same-sex marriage.

While a total of 92 percent of LGBT adults support gay marriage, and 58 percent said that it should be a top issue for those in the LGBT community, 39 percent said that there was too much focus on gay marriage and that it was actually taking attention away from other issues that they said are more important to LGBT adults.

There are currently 36 states, and the District of Columbia, in which gay marriage is legal. The Supreme Court is to decide by late June whether same-sex couples have the right under the Constitution to marry regardless of which state they live in. 

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