New Poll: A Whopping 71 Percent Of People In The U.K. Support Marriage Equality
Written by Instinct Staff |
Tuesday, 12 June 2012
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EuroPride 2012 organizers may have hit the jackpot by selecting London as the host city for this year's major festivities: according to a new poll from YouGov and released by Stonewall, attendees will be embraced by a population that overwhelmingly supports marriage equality!
According to the YouGov poll of 2,074 adults in England, Scotland and Wales, 71 percent of folks support the government's plan to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples.
The same number of respondents want faiths to have the right to perform gay weddings if they so choose.
PinkNews shares a few more noteworthy numbers from the survey:
The poll revealed that three in five people believed there was public prejudice against Britain’s 3.7 million lesbian, gay and bisexual people.
Further, 83 percent of people would have no objection to the first child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and heir to the throne growing up lesbian, gay or bisexual.
79 percent of the people of faith surveyed who believed that prejudice against gays and lesbians existed said it should be tackled. 58 percent believed gay people should be able to marry in civil ceremonies.
Hopefully this flood of major support will ripple across the Atlantic!