Support continues to grow for marriage equality in New York state, according to a poll recently released. The Quinnipiac University survey found that 56% of voters want same-sex marriage legalized, up from the high of 51% in June 2009.
“Gov. Cuomo didn’t make a big issue of same-sex marriage in his State of the State speech, but he said he was for it and so are most New Yorkers,” said Quinnipiac poll director Maurice Carroll. Empire State Pride Agenda boss Ross Levi hailed the results, saying it’s time “loving same-sex couples in New York can finally protect each other and their children just like any other family.”
The new poll showed Democrats and Independents back gay marriage, while Republicans are opposed. It remains unclear if a marriage equality proposal, defeated last year in the state Senate, will be taken up again.