CNN Poll: Americans’ attitudes toward gay community changing

A majority of Americans say they support legally recognizing same-sex marriage amid growing evidence that the public’s become more comfortable with gays and lesbians, according to a new national poll. According to the survey, 54% now say that marriages between gay and lesbian couples should be recognized as valid by law.

A recent CNN/ORC International survey also indicates that the number of Americans who say they have a close friend or family member who is gay has jumped from 49% in 2010 to 60% today, the first time in CNN polling that a majority of Americans have said that. In the 1990s, most Americans said they did not know anyone close to them who was gay.

[via CNN.com Blogs]