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Subject: Do Californians Support Gay Marriage?
Date Posted: 5/29/2008 2:36 AM ET
Member Since: 12/19/2005
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Maybe they do:


More California voters now support allowing same-sex marriage than oppose it, according to a new poll released Wednesday...

The poll found that 51 percent of respondents backed legalizing same-sex marriage and 42 percent opposed it, DiCamillo said.

The Field Poll's finding conflicts with a Los Angeles Times/KTLA poll of 705 voters released last week that found 54 percent backed the proposed gay marriage ban and 35 percent opposed it. The Field survey had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus four percentage points on the general amendment question, and plus or minus five percentage points on the more specific question.

It's far from certain, especially given the disparity between the two polls, but it's at least there is a possiblity that, if there is a ballot measure on the issue come November Californians will finally vote to accept gay marriage.

Date Posted: 5/29/2008 3:51 PM ET
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I just read this news in the San Francisco Chronicle! It's so exciting to now be living in California as this issue is decided. HRC has started a petition, Million for Marriage, in order to show support for the rulng and oppose any possible ballot initiatives. Please, please sign and check out my CMT post on this topic!