More people in Louisiana oppose
allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry than support it.
According to The
Louisiana Survey, an annual survey conducted by Louisiana State
University's (LSU) Public Policy Research Lab, 42 percent of
Louisiana residents support marriage equality, while 51 percent
remain opposed. Opposition has dropped roughly 5 percent since 2013,
according to the LSU survey.
Fifty-nine percent of adults under 29
years old support it, while people 30 to 49 years old are split, with
47 percent opposed and 44 percent in favor.
A large majority (62%) of Louisiana
residents who are 65 years or older remain opposed.
LSU interviewed 980 state residents
between January 12 and February 13.
In September, a federal judge upheld
Louisiana's ban on gay marriage as constitutional, saying it was
“reasonably anchored to the democratic process.” Plaintiffs
appealed the ruling to an appeals court, which heard oral arguments