Californians now favor gay marriage

June 10, 2013

gay prideNearly six in 10 voters in California favor legalization of gay marriage in the Golden State, according to a recent USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll. (Los Angeles Times)

That represents a radical change in attitudes statewide on the same-sex issue over the past four years; voters in 2008 banned marriage between California homosexuals by a 52-38 margin by passing Prop. 8.

The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing a decision on the future of that measure.

According to the poll results, 58 percent of registered voters favor same-sex marriage, while only 36 oppose.

Those figures are the same for voters in the Central Coast, while in San Francisco, 69 percent agree. The only California region without concurrence is the Central Valley, where voters are split 45-45.

California’s apparent acceptance of this policy change reflects the overall attitude in the U.S., the poll showed.



  1. Rambunctious says:

    Californians favor Gay marriage? says who? a poll. I really don’t concern myself with the proclivities of other people. I like happy people and if tying the knot with your life partner will make you happy than I’m all for it. But PLEASE can we stop the practice of running our society by media polls. I can’t find a section in the constitution that refers to CBS News polls.

    (1) 1 Total Votes - 1 up - 0 down
  2. Answer4U says:

    Marriage = Man+Woman!! God Almighty, what has happened to our country? Sad, just very sad.

    (-2) 4 Total Votes - 1 up - 3 down
  3. SanSimeonSam says:

    Marriage is a “religious” condition, not a civil one. In my opinion couples of all or any sex should be required to seek a civil union for the legal rights (pensions, taxes, Social Security and inheritance and divorce considerations). If folks want to get “married” they need to seek a religious organization that will perform the ceremony. If religious organizations are willing, as they should be, to marry Gay couples then so be it. This one damn word is costing us a lot of money and wasted energy.

    (1) 5 Total Votes - 3 up - 2 down
  4. Jorge Estrada says:

    And Santa Claus lives at the North Pole. I say we vote on it based on the tether ball pole or just pick your own pole.

    (-1) 11 Total Votes - 5 up - 6 down
  5. Cindy says:

    I don’t believe this poll for a single second. I’ve noticed the exact opposite and it appears that more people are saying they don’t mind a contract between homosexuals but they don’t want gays using the word MARRIED.

    (4) 36 Total Votes - 20 up - 16 down
    • paragon says:

      You might try asking the opinion of people outside your Klan circle.

      (8) 30 Total Votes - 19 up - 11 down
    • Ted Slanders says:


      This country is 80 percent “Christian” with a divorce rate of 50 percent. Therefore, this means that there are a hell of a lot of Christians not taking their marriage vows seriously by divorcing.

      When the Christians start having successful marriages for the long term by not divorcing, as the bible so stipulates (Romans 7:2), THEN, and only THEN, should they be allowed to say who can use the term “Marriage!”

      (5) 25 Total Votes - 15 up - 10 down
      • Bert says:

        Hi Ted, two things…

        These Christians that are ” not taking their marriage vows seriously by divorcing.” are not taking Christianity as a whole very seriously, I don’t need to name the ways.

        Second, “When the Christians start having successful marriages for the long term by not divorcing, as the bible so stipulates (Romans 7:2), THEN, and only THEN, should they be allowed to say who can use the term “Marriage!” Who in the hell decided “they” (Christians) should be the ones who decide who can use the term marriage? I don’t want anyone deciding anything that affects me based on THEIR faith.

        Here is a nice quote from Louis C.K….

        “It doesn’t have ANY effect on your life. What do you care?! People try to talk about it like it’s a social issue. Like when you see someone stand up on a talk show and say “How am I supposed to explain to my child that two men are getting married?”..I dunno, it’s your shitty kid, you fuckin’ tell ‘em. Why is that anyone else’s problem? Two guys are in LOVE but they can’t get married be-cause YOU don’t want to talk to your ugly child for fuckin’ five minutes?
        -Louis C.K.

        (10) 14 Total Votes - 12 up - 2 down
  6. No_More_Anger says:

    what’s the point?

    (7) 9 Total Votes - 8 up - 1 down

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