Latino Support Grows for Same-Sex Marriage

*Acceptance of same-sex marriage has grown since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor. VL

By Edwin López Moya, Al Día (3 minute read)  

US society support for same-sex marriage reached its highest point in 20 years, and two years after the Supreme Court ordered all 50 states to recognize the right to legal union held by members of the LGBT community.

That’s the Pew Research Center’s conclusion following the publication of its latest survey(link is external) a couple of weeks ago in which it found that 62 percent of Americans are in favor of equal marriage.

The poll, conducted between the 8th and 18th of last June, found that support rocketed even in traditionally conservative demographic groups. Hispanics are a good example of this: while in 2007 only 37 percent of our community was in favor of gay marriage, this year 60 percent say they agree that homosexuals can marry.

The African-American population has also relaxed its position: if in 2007 only 26 percent of the members of this community supported this right, today they represent the 51 percent. As for white Americans, the poll shows that support for gay marriage has doubled in the last decade, rising from 37 percent in 2007 to 64 percent this year.



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