The tipping point: we are at it.
A narrow majority of Americans support allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry, a new AP poll released Monday found.
When asked, “Should the Federal Government give legal recognition to marriages between couples of the same sex, or not?” 52 percent of respondents answered “yes” and 46 percent responded “no.”
A CNN survey released last month asked about gay marriage with two different questions, but on average a slim majority (50.5%) of respondents said they support the institution. It was the first nationwide survey with a majority favoring marriage equality.
“For the second time, a national poll shows that a majority of Americans support the freedom to marry, reflecting the growing momentum of the marriage movement and a growing awareness in America of who gay people are and why marriage matters to same-sex couples and their families,” Evan Wolfson, executive director of Freedom to Marry, said in a statement.
Marriage equality is now the mainstream position. It only gets better from here.