Pew Research Center reports, data and interactive features on gay marriage and homosexuality, including public opinion, changing legal status and religious groups’ views.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
Same-Sex Marriage: Changing Minds, New Demographics
While much of the shift in support for gay marriage is due to the Millennial generation, equally important is that 14% of Americans — and 28% of gay marriage supporters — have changed their minds.
Obama Administration Weighs in on Gay Marriage Case
News outlets reported last night that the Obama administration has submitted a “friend-of-the-court” brief on the legal challenge to California’s gay marriage ban (Proposition 8), which will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on March 26.
Obama Administration Weighs Intervention in Gay Marriage Case
News outlets are reporting that the Obama administration may submit a “friend-of-the-court” brief on the legal challenge to California’s gay marriage ban (Proposition 8), which will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on March 26.
Illinois Senate to Vote on Same-Sex Marriage Bill
The Illinois Senate is scheduled to vote today on a measure that would legalize same-sex marriage in the state.
Gay Marriage and Public Opinion
The Supreme Court decided Friday to review two same-sex marriage cases. Our research package examines public opinion and religious groups’ views on the issue over time, as well as legal angles.
Behind Gay Marriage Momentum, Regional Gaps Persist
While support for gay marriage is on the rise nationwide, there are wide regional differences in the level of support, which is strongest in New England and weakest in the South.