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Freedom to Marry: Political Insiders poll shows 'huge gains' in support of gay marriage equality

News release from Freedom to Marry:

Washington, DC – A Political Insiders poll released in the National Journal shows significant increasing support for marriage for same-sex couples across the board, with 97% of Democrats saying that their party should support marriage, and more than a quarter (27%) of Republicans saying their party should as well.  Zero percent of Democrats said that the Democratic Party should oppose same-sex couples’ freedom to marry, and only 11% of Republicans said that their party should oppose it.

Evan Wolfson, founder and president of Freedom to Marry, released the following statement:

“The Political Insiders poll reflects the continuing momentum and movement of the center of gravity in favor of the freedom to marry. Democrats overwhelmingly support the freedom to marry, and more and more Republicans also understand why it is right, and politically smart, to allow same-sex couples to share in the dignity and protections that marriage brings. From former Vice President Dick Cheney to columnist and advocate Meghan McCain, Republicans are also moving toward joining the national majority in favor of marriage, and are increasingly speaking out in favor of love, commitment, and fairness. Marriage is no longer a political divider; it’s just the right thing to do.”

The number of Republicans who said their party should support same-sex couples’ freedom to marry has nearly doubled since the same poll was taken in 2011, when only 14% responded in favor of marriage. It has more than tripled since 2009, when 8% thought the Republican Party should support marriage and 50% thought the Republican Party should be opposed.

This year, comments from Republican voters pointed out that the conservative case for marriage is rooted in values such as personal freedom, small government, and lower taxes.

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Yaahhhooo! for politicians who vote for same sex marriage. I am with you! Thank you for having liberal minds!

All of us are created by God equal and also equally loved by HIM. So each of us deserve to be happy, not to be discriminated.

I go for same sex marriage!

What is happening to those intelligent people. Why are they doing this to God, God give them intellect to use for what is right and not for what is not proper.

I commend those who are trying to get out from their shell. It is an audacious act to do so because there are many minds who cannot share a little understanding to them.

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