Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Majority of Texans Support Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Couples

Thanks to David Badash at the New Civil Rights Movement, I was made aware of this startling but encouraging poll released yesterday from The Texas Lyceum, which indicates that a majority of Texans approve of some sort of legal recognition for same-sex couples.

The poll states:

"Most Texans don't oppose same-sex unions, but they're split in their support for marriage or civil unions. While more than a third (36%) oppose either arrangement, 32% said they would support civil unions and another 25% think same-sex marriages should be permitted. The poll found a distinct partisan difference, with civil unions as the preference of 29% of Democrats, 31% of Independents and 37% of Republicans; same-sex marriage the preferred alternative of 36% of Democrats, 25% of Independents, and 14% of Republicans. Allowing neither of those alternatives was the preference of 29% of Democrats, 35% of Independents, and 43% of Republicans."

The tide surely is turning. Having went to high school in Texas, I can guarantee you that waaay back when, this surely was not the case. Makes you wonder what George W. Bush thinks of this.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. Texas?

    THAT Texas? What world have I been transported to where Texas supports some form of marriage-like institution for queers, but California doesn't support equal marriage rights?

    I might just as well have woken up in Wonderland.