Same-Sex Marriage In Jeopardy?

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( – According to a recent Gallup Poll, 71 percent of Americans believe that gay marriage should remain legal. Public support for gay marriage has remained above 50 percent for over a decade.

Specifically, the demographics that are most supportive of same-sex marriage include adults aged 18 to 29, with 89 percent of this group supporting legally recognizing same-sex marriage; Democrats with 84 percent, and infrequent churchgoers with 83 percent.

Those who are least supportive of same-sex marriage include 49 percent of Republicans and 41 percent of weekly churchgoers.

It further appears that those with a college education are far more likely to support gay marriage than those without degrees. At the same time, Southerners support its legality less than those in the Midwest or the Coast. Same-sex marriage has also received a lot of support in the U.S., and Gallup’s polling since 1996 has shown that support for gay marriage has steadily increased over the years.

Gay marriage was legalized in the U.S. following the Supreme Court’s 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges decision. President Joe Biden also signed bipartisan legislation to codify same-sex marriage, which was supported by a dozen Senators and 39 Republican House members last year. This move was in large part made because of fears that if Obergefell were to be overturned, then gay marriage would no longer have nationwide protection. This law changes that and ensures that even if Justice Thomas’ suggests that the court revisit these cases that relate to LGBTQ rights and reproductive rights, same-sex marriage would remain protected.

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