Poll finds most in US favor marriage equality

A slim majority of Americans now support marriage equality, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll. The results indicate the nation’s increasingly tolerant views about gay relationships and coincide with recent legal and legislative victories for gays. Five years ago, only 36 percent of Americans supported for marriage equality. Now, 53 percent say marriage should be legal for everyone, marking the first time in Post-ABC polling that a majority has said so. “This is very consistent with a lot of other polling data we’ve seen and the general momentum we’ve seen over the past year and a half,’’ said Evan Wolfson, president of Freedom to Marry, a leading pro-gay-marriage group based in New York. “As people have come to understand this is about loving, committed families dealing, like everyone, with tough times, they understand how unfair it is to treat them differently.’’

[via boston.com]