POLL: Majority In Washington Supports Marriage Equality Law

Anti-gay activists may have advanced Referendum 74 to November’s ballot, but a new poll shows that Washington voters are prepared to support the state’s new marriage equality law. According to Public Policy Polling, 51 percent of respondents support legalizing same-sex marriage while only 42 percent oppose it. When given the option to support civil unions, 47 percent still support full marriage rights with 30 percent supporting civil unions and only 21 percent opposed to any relationship recognition. Washington already has “marriage-like” domestic partnerships, as were approved in 2009, and momentum seems to be on the side of equality this year as well.