50 percent of Californians now support gay marriage
March 25, 2010
A new public opinion poll finds that, for the first time, more Californians now support gay marriage than are opposed to it. [Los Angeles Times]
According to a poll by the Public Policy Institute of California, 50 percent of respondents support gay marriage and 45 percent oppose it. Officials say this is the highest level of support for gay marriage reported in any California poll and comes less than two years after voters approved a ban on same-sex marriage.
There had been debate among gay activists as to whether to attempt to repeal the gay marriage ban in next November’s election; those plans appear to have been put on hold until 2011 or 2012.