According to a recent poll conducted by Public Policy Polling (based in North Carolina), voters in Minnesota are evenly divided over whether or not that state should enact a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Some 48 percent support the ban while 47 percent oppose it, according to the poll.
The pollsters also reported, “Women (52/41), Democrats (78/16), and voters under 45 (50/45) all oppose the ban. Men (55/41), Republicans (80/17), independents (51/42), and seniors (53/40) all support it in greater numbers though.”
The report continues, “[w]hile Minnesotans are split down the middle on gay marriage they’re strongly supportive of providing gay couples with some form of legal rights. 72% support either marriage or civil unions to only 25% opposed to any sort of legal recognition. Even Republicans by a 51/47 margin at least support civil unions.”
Unfortunately, Minnesota joins three other states that will address the same-sex marriage question on the ballots during this election year.
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