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Support for Marriage Equality in New Jersey at All-Time High

A new Rutgers-Eagleton poll shows support for marriage equality in New Jersey at a historic high – 62 percent of Garden State voters surveyed said they would vote for marriage equality should it come to a ballot referendum. The poll also found that a decisive supermajority of voters – 75 percent – who favor the issue going to a ballot vote support marriage equality.

The poll found support for marriage equality high in key demographics, and illustrated some marked increases from polling last year, shortly after Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a historic marriage bill passed by the state legislature. In particular, support has spiked among men and Catholics.

According to the Rutgers poll, those supporting marriage equality include:

  • 63 percent of Catholics
  • 63 percent of Independents
  • 60 percent of men
  • 64 percent of women
  • 72 percent of Democrats
  • 51 percent of African Americans

HRC is proud to partner with Garden State Equality and a number of other civil rights, labor, progressive, and faith organizations as part of the Garden State Coalition for Equality. The coalition is working to end bullying and win LGBT equality in New Jersey. 

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