New Jersey Assemblyman Reed Gusciora's statement that a majority of Americans support gay marriage has been deemed “mostly true” by PolitiFact New Jersey.

In a statement released soon after New Jersey lawmakers unveiled a gay marriage bill, Gusciora claimed supporters have public opinion on their side.

“We also must recognize that society is changing for the better, making [Assembly bill] A-1 timely,” Gusciora said. “Opinion polls show that the majority of Americans, and the majority of New Jerseyans, favor marriage equality for same sex couples.”

“It's not a solid majority yet, but many polls are showing a majority,” Patrick Murray, director of Monmouth University's Polling Institute, told PolitiFact. Gusciora is “probably on safe ground with that claim, certainly in the state of New Jersey.”

“Polls have shown support for marriage equality,” said. Tom Hester Jr., a spokesman for the Assembly Democrats. “Assemblyman Gusciora accurately and responsibly cited those polls. His statement was true.”

PolitiFact, however, noted that the margin of error in some polls could mean America remains divided on the issue.

“Two state polls and four national polls show that slightly more than 50 percent of respondents support legalizing same-sex marriage,” PolitiFact concluded. “But the margins of error among those national polls could mean greater support than opposition in only one of those polls.”

“Two other national polls also suggest a closely divided electorate, but still show that public support for same-sex marriage has increased in recent years.”

“We rate the statement Mostly True.”

Bills to legalize gay marriage are also being considered in Maryland and Washington state.

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