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NYT Poll: Most Catholics, Republicans Support Recognition Of Same-Sex Relationships

A new New York Times/CBS News poll confirms that Catholics and Republicans may be breaking away from their leadership’s opposition to recognizing gay and lesbian relationships. “More than two-thirds of Catholic voters supported some sort of legal recognition of gay couples’ relationships: 44 percent favored marriage, and 25 percent preferred civil unions. Twenty-four percent said gay couples should receive no legal recognition.” White Evangelicals were more conservative, however, with just 18 percent supporting marriage and 25 backing civil unions. But interestingly, the poll also found that 50 percent of self-identified Republicans support either marriage equality or civil unions. Forty-seven percent believe “there should be no legal recognition of a gay couple’s relationship.”

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