The U. Supreme Court struck down gay marriage bans as unconstitutional in a decision issued Friday, making the right to same-sex marriage the law of the land in all 50 states. In a ruling, the justices said the 14th Amendment requires a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex. States must also recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when it is licensed and performed out of state. See also: The most heartwarming reactions to same-sex marriage becoming legal across the U.
About Follow Donate. Polling and Analysis. Back to report home. Strong opposition to the idea of gay marriage is the plurality position. The survey also finds that most who are opposed to gay marriage believe that it would be enough to prohibit it by law, and that a constitutional amendment is not necessary. This is notably different from a number of recent surveys which have found majorities supporting such an amendment when no alternative of a legal prohibition is offered. A closer look at the opinions of various demographic groups on this issue shows that young people, especially those in their late teens and twenties, are more supportive of gay marriage than are older Americans.
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Calling something marriage does not make it marriage. Marriage has always been a covenant between a man and a woman which is by its nature ordered toward the procreation and education of children and the unity and wellbeing of the spouses. They propose the union between two men or two women. This denies the self-evident biological, physiological, and psychological differences between men and women which find their complementarity in marriage.