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7% of gay Americans oppose gay marriage

2015-01-28
A new study has revealed that 7% of LGBT Americans are opposed to marriage equality. The study by the Pew Research Center, found that while 93% of respondents 'favour' or 'strongly favour' the legalisation of same-sex marriage, 7% oppose it completely. gay americans There was also evidence that support for same-sex marriage differs depending on political outlook: While a majority of LGBT Democrats and Republicans support allowing gays and lesbians to marry, the figure was 96% in favour among Democrat voters and 78% among Republicans. Meanwhile, while 58% said same-sex marriage should be the top political issue for LGBT people right now, 39% said the issue was detracting from other important LGBT issues. The study also found that unmarried LGBT Americans are more likely to want to get married than their straight counterparts, with 52% saying they would like to tie the knot compared to 46%. Gay people with with religious views are also less likely to support marriage equality, with just 67% strongly in favour compared with 82% of the religiously unaffiliated. Views on how best to achieve nation-wide equality were split right down the middle, with 49% saying that equality can be achieved while maintaining a distinct LGBT culture, and another 49% saying it will be reached by becoming part of mainstream institutions like marriage. More stories: French Catholic group buy gay bar so they can close it down ‘Nashville’ season three to introduce openly gay country star