According to a Pew Research Center
survey released Wednesday, Americans are split on same-sex wedding
services and transgender bathroom use.
surveyed more than 4,500 U.S. adults on issues that pit claims of
religious liberty against nondiscrimination policies.
Nearly half of respondents (49%) said
that “businesses that provide wedding services should be required
to provide those services to same-sex couples just as they would to
all other customers,” while 48 percent said that businesses should
be “able to refuse to provide those services to same-sex couples if
the business owner has religious objections to homosexuality.”
A narrow majority (51%) of respondents
said that “transgender people should be allowed to use the public
restrooms of the gender with which they currently identify,” while
46 percent said that transgender people “should be required to use
the public restroom of the gender they were born into.”
Younger adults are generally more
supportive of transgender bathroom choice. Pollsters found
two-thirds support among adults under 30.