Thursday, August 2, 2012
Surprise Poll: Maryland Backs Gay Marriage
Frnak Bruni at the NYT in a blog post just now reveals that he's gotten advance look at a surprising poll result to be released later today: voters in Maryland now back a marriage equality law by a whopping 54-40 margin. The significance? "To date, no state has adopted same-sex marriage by a voter referendum, and when such referendums have been held, they’ve gone consistently against it. But with the exception of North Carolina, those decisions predate significant movement in public polls toward greater acceptance of same-sex marriage. And all of those decisions, including North Carolina’s, preceded President Obama’s history-making statement of support for marriage equality."