Polls: Growing Momentum for Marriage Equality in Michigan, Virginia and Arizona
May 16, 2013 by Eric Cameron, Digital Media Specialist
Newly released polls from Michigan, Virginia and Arizona show that the majority of voters in all three states support marriage equality for same-sex couples.
A poll of Michigan voters found support for same-sex marriage at 56.8 percent – up 12.5 percentage points from polling just last year. The Detroit News reports that much of that movement was fueled by shifting opinions from Republicans and independents.
A new Washington Post poll finds that 56 percent of registered voters in Virginia think it should be legal for same-sex couples to get married. This 10-point increase in support from polling last year also marks a sharp reversal in opinion from 2006, when voters amended the state constitution to define marriage as only between a man and a woman.
Finally in Arizona, a new poll conducted by the Behavior Research Center finds that a 55-percent majority of Arizonans favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to wed.
All three polls reflect the sea-change in public support for LGBT equality that continues to build across the country. Learn more about how you can get involved in the fight for equality in your state here.
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