A majority of voters in Massachusetts
support the state's nearly 8-year-old gay marriage law, a new poll
According to a Public
Policy Polling survey of 936 Massachusetts voters released on
Tuesday, 58 percent support marriage equality while 12 percent are
opposed. Eleven percent said they were not sure.
Eighty-six percent of respondents said
the relationships of gay and lesbian couples should be recognized
with either marriage (55%) or civil unions (31%). Only 12 percent
said there should be no legal recognition of a gay couple's
When pollsters asked, “Has the
legalization of gay marriage in Massachusetts had a positive or
negative impact on your life, or has it not had any impact at all?”
two-thirds of voters – 67 percent – said it had not “had any
impact at all” on their lives. Nineteen percent said it's had a
positive impact and 14 percent said it's had a negative one.
Massachusetts will celebrate 8 years of
marriage equality on May 17.
The PPP survey has a margin of error of
plus or minus 3.2 percentage points.
Brown says gay marriage in Massachusetts is “settled law.”)