Utahns are evenly divided on the issue of gay marriage, a significant change over the past decade.

According to a poll conducted by SurveyUSA for the Salt Lake Tribune, 48 percent of respondents support allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry, while 48 percent remain opposed.

In 2004, a large majority (66%) of Utah voters approved Amendment 3, the state's constitutional amendment which defines marriage as a heterosexual union. Last month, a federal judge declared the amendment unconstitutional. The state has appealed the ruling and a decision is expected in the summer.

“I think that's true. I think people are changing,” Dave Moore, a marriage equality supporter, told KUTV. “Gay people just have the right to be happy.”

When asked about alternate forms of recognition, including civil unions and domestic partnerships, support increased to 72 percent. Even a large majority (65%) of Mormons support civil unions for gay couples.

Support for marriage equality is strongest among those under age 50 (50%), Democrats (81%) and non-Mormons (76%).