A year after Maine legalized gay
marriage, 87 percent of Maine voters say it has had either a positive
or no impact on their lives.
According to a Public
Policy Polling survey of 964 registered Maine voters released on
Wednesday, 72 percent of respondents said that the legalization of
same-sex marriage in Maine has had no impact at all on their lives,
15 percent said it has had a positive impact, and 13 percent said it
has had a negative impact.
A majority (54%) of respondents agreed
that gay and lesbian couples should be allowed to marry, while 37
percent remain opposed.
Opposition has decreased significantly
since passage of the marriage law at the polls last November,
declining from 47 to 37 percent. Gay and lesbian couples began
marrying on December 29, 2012.
“Even among voters opposed to gay
marriage in the state, 70% acknowledge that it hasn't actually had
any ill effect on their lives,” Tom Jensen wrote in reporting the