Californians now favor gay marriage
June 10, 2013
Nearly 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.