POLL: African-American Marylanders Would Uphold Marriage Equality Law

A new Public Policy Polling poll has found that 55 percent of Maryland’s African-American community would vote to maintain the state’s new marriage equality law if it’s challenged at the ballot in November. They join a 57 percent of all Maryland voters who support the law, up from 52 percent in March. An ABC/Washington Post poll yesterday found that 59 percent of African-Americans nationwide back marriage equality, a rate higher than the national average. Anti-gay groups like the National Organization for Marriage have been fervently trying to drive a wedge between blacks and gays by highlighting black religious leaders who oppose marriage equality, but the narrative they’re spinning simply doesn’t reflect reality.