Forty-two percent of Americans now say same sex couples should be allowed to legally marry, a new CBS News/New York Times poll finds. That's up nine points from last month, when 33 percent supported legalizing same sex marriage.See Unite the Fight's post on CBS News' earlier poll for comparison.
Support for same sex marriage is now at its highest point since CBS News starting asking about it in 2004.
This reflects others polls, such as New Hampshire voters supporting marriage equality by 55% (which will hopefully send a strong message to New Hampshire's senate which will vote on a same-sex marriage bill tomorrow), as well as anti-gay Gary Randall's poll which indicated, to Randall's chagrin, that Washington state also supports full marriage equality by 43%.
Let's not forget New Jersey and New York, the latter having a big day today for LGBT legislation.
The tide is turning. And polls like these take away arguments from the anti-gays, like Maggie Gallagher of the National Organization for Marriage who recently used the argument that only a third of Americans supported marriage equality.
Not anymore, Maggie. Not anymore.