Some of the increases in support may be due to greater numbers of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT adults getting married in the U. One notable outlier: Jones said. Huntsman appears to be adopting the same position as President Obama, who has stopped short of calling for a federal gay-marriage law, instead asserting that it is up to individual states to decide. Gallup News Alerts Get the latest data-driven news delivered straight to your inbox. Portland, Ore.
Reaching a national consensus on the issue would depend more on greater acceptance among Republicans, who remain mostly opposed to legally recognized same-sex marriages.
The increase in Americans identifying as LGBT was driven primarily by millennials — defined in the poll as those born between and However, Huntsman's clarion call is a reminder of how quickly the politics surrounding gay marriage have changed, even within the Republican Party. Just 18 percent of Republicans want the investigation to continue, while 78 percent want it to end. May 23, Gallup https:
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