A majority of Americans support the
recent Supreme Court decision which effectively struck down bans on
gay marriage in 11 states.
According to an
ABC News / Washington
poll of 1,006 adults released Friday, 56 percent of Americans
support the decision, while 38 percent are opposed.
On October 6, the high court declined
to hear appeals in cases challenging bans in five states – Utah,
Oklahoma, Indiana, Virginia and Wisconsin – allowing lower court
rulings ordering the states to begin issuing marriage licenses to gay
and lesbian couples to take effect.
Six states – North Carolina, South
Carolina, West Virginia, Wyoming, Kansas and Colorado – were
indirectly affected as a result. Those states are in the same
federal judicial districts as the five states stripped of their bans.
So far, North Carolina, West Virginia
and Colorado have complied with the orders.
A majority (51%) in the 11 states
affected also support the high court's decision. Forty-two percent
said they were opposed.