More than two-thirds of Americans say they support same-sex marriage, according to a new Gallup poll published Wednesday. Gallup said it has tallied 3 percentage point increases in support for each of its last three national surveys on the topic. The increased acceptance of same-same marriage — which a Supreme Court decision made legal in all 50 states — comes as greater number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults are getting married in the U. More than Gallup found he percentage of American adults identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender LGBT increased to 4. The latest estimate is based on over , interviews conducted as part of Gallup's daily tracking poll in
In U.S., 10.2% of LGBT Adults Now Married to Same-Sex Spouse
The Williams Institute
Support for same-sex marriage has steadily grown over the past 15 years. And today, support for same-sex marriage remains near its highest point since Pew Research Center began polling on this issue. Among people who are religiously unaffiliated, a solid majority have supported same-sex marriage since Support for same-sex marriage among white evangelical Protestants remains lower than it is among other religious groups. Religious affiliation Religious attendance. Support for same-sex marriage has remained largely stable among both men and women since Support for same-sex marriage also has remained steady among whites, blacks and Hispanics over the past two years.
Attitudes on Same-Sex Marriage
The extension of civil marriage , union , and domestic partnership rights to same-sex couples in various jurisdictions can raise legal issues upon dissolution of these unions that are not experienced by opposite-sex couples, especially if law of their residence or nationality does not have same-sex marriage or partnerships. In jurisdictions where same-sex unions are not possible, also divorce or annulment is often not possible, while general conflict of law rules sometimes exclude divorce in the jurisdiction where the marriage was celebrated. In some jurisdictions divorce is possible, even if marriage is not possible. They are listed below:.
Same-sex marriage has been legalized in in twenty-seven countries, including the United States, and civil unions are recognized in many Western democracies. Yet same-sex marriage remains banned in many countries, and the expansion of broader lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT rights has been uneven globally. International organizations, including the United Nations, have issued resolutions in support of LGBT rights, but human rights groups say these organizations have limited power to enforce these newly recognized rights.