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Pew Research Center Jun. 6, 2013

In your words: Views of same-sex marriage, homosexuality

A sampler of what our survey respondents said about issues related to same-sex marriage and homosexuality from our 2013 surveys that reflects the breadth of the public’s views on these topics.

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Religion Jun. 6, 2013

State Policies on Same-Sex Marriage

Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage in 2003. To date, 12 states and the District of Columbia have legalized gay marriage, while 30 states have amended their constitutions to ban gay marriage. This map shows the change in each state’s policy over time.

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U.S. Politics Jun. 6, 2013

Changing Attitudes on Same Sex Marriage, Gay Friends and Family

As support for gay marriage continues to grow, 72% of Americans say that legal recognition of same-sex marriage is “inevitable.”

Fact Tank Jun. 6, 2013

In your words: Views of same-sex marriage, homosexuality

In several nationwide surveys the Pew Research Center conducted in 2013, we gave respondents the opportunity to give their thoughts about issues related to same-sex marriage and homosexuality.

U.S. Politics Jun. 6, 2013

Both Sides See Gay Marriage as ’Inevitable’

As support for gay marriage continues to increase, nearly three-quarters of Americans say that legal recognition of same-sex marriage is inevitable, including majorities on both sides of the issue.

Fact Tank Jun. 4, 2013

A global snapshot of same-sex marriage

Around the world and in the United States, the pace of same-sex marriage legalization has picked up in recent years.

Religion Apr. 25, 2013

Rhode Island May Become 10th State to Legalize Gay Marriage

On April 24, the Rhode Island Senate, by a vote of 26-12, passed a measure that would legalize same-sex marriage in the nation’s smallest state. Because the Senate made some technical changes to the bill, the measure must now go back to the Rhode Island House.

Pew Research Center Mar. 29, 2013

Yes, More Americans Favor Legalizing Gay Marriage, But Just How Many Do?

By Andrew Kohut Recent polling clearly shows that Americans are much more accepting of same-sex marriage than they were a decade ago. All of the major national polls now find more supporters than opponents of same-sex marriage. But there is no consensus in the polling as to just how many Americans now actually think that […]

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Pew Research Center Mar. 21, 2013

Interactive: “Why Did You Change Your Mind?”

The rise in support for same-sex marriage over the past decade is among the largest changes in opinion on any policy issue over this time period. Fully 14% of all Americans – and 28% of gay marriage supporters – say they have changed their minds on the issue in favor of gay marriage.

Religion Mar. 20, 2013

Supreme Court Takes Up Gay Marriage

On March 26 and 27, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a pair of potentially groundbreaking same-sex marriage cases.