September 20th, 2010 | by HANK STERN News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, Politics

New Poll Shows Gains For Same-Sex Marriages

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There's an intriguing new national poll that should hearten supporters of same-sex couples getting full marriage rights in Oregon and elsewhere.

A recent national survey by The Associated Press included the question, "Should the Federal Government give legal recognition to marriages between couples of the same sex, or not?" More than half the respondents—52 percent—answered yes to that question last month, an increase of six percentage points from when the question was asked in the AP poll last year.

The national poll comes as Basic Rights Oregon and other backers of marriage rights in Oregon are laying the groundwork for a ballot measure in 2012 that would ask Oregon voters to overturn Measure 36 (a measure approved by Oregon voters in 2004 that limits marriage to one man and one woman.)

And as Freedom to Marry executive director Evan Wolfson noted in a news release this morning, the AP survey comes on the heels of a favorable CNN poll.
 
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