A new poll shows a majority of adults
in Arizona support gay marriage.
According to a Rocky
Mountain Poll of 700 adults released Tuesday, 55 percent of
Arizonans favor marriage equality, while 35 percent remain opposed.
Groups in support include women (60%),
Hispanics (75%), liberals (67%), moderates (64%), independents (64%),
Democrats (70%) and voters under 55 years of age (60%).
Additionally, voters over 54 years of
age favor such unions by a 46-40 percent margin.
Majorities of Republicans (53%) and
conservatives (51%) remain opposed.
A May, 2012 Public Policy Polling
survey of 500 Arizona voters found strong support for either
marriage (39%) or civil unions (38%) for gay and lesbian couples.
Only 21 percent of respondents said there should be no legal
recognition of a gay couple's relationship.
However, Tuesday's poll is the first to
find majority support for marriage equality in Arizona.
In 2008, voters overwhelmingly (56-43%)
approved a constitutional amendment defining marriage as a