According to a new poll, a majority of
Americans believe it is no longer practical for the Supreme Court to
uphold state bans on gay marriage.
The nation's highest court will hear a
case next week challenging bans in four states – Ohio, Michigan,
Tennessee and Kentucky – with a ruling expected in June.
According to a USA Today/Suffolk
University telephone poll of 1,000 people conducted April 8-13, 51
percent of respondents said that the issue was too far along for the
Supreme Court to reverse course. Gay and lesbian couples can
currently marry in 36 states, plus the District of Columbia.
Conflicting rulings in Alabama have put same-sex weddings temporarily
Sixty percent of adults under 34
support marriage equality, while fewer than four in 10 of those 65
and older do.
A majority (58%) of respondents also
said that businesses should not have the right to discriminate
against gay couples based on their religious beliefs.