A new poll from the University of Texas/Texas Tribune finds that 69 percent of Texans support legal recognition of same-sex couples, either through marriage (36 percent) or civil unions (33 percent), with only 25 percent opposed to any recognition. The Tribune points out that this could also be read as “58 percent are against same-sex marriage,” reflecting a flaw in how the question was asked. While measuring support for civil unions is worthwhile, polls that don’t force respondents to choose between marriage equality and no recognition paint an incomplete picture of public sentiment. Still, the growing support for same-sex couples and their families is encouraging (HT: Dallas Voice).
POLL: 69 Percent Of Texans Support Legal Recognition For Gay Couples