Two lawsuits in federal court challenged Ohio's denial of marriage rights to same-sex couples, asking Ohio to recognize marriages from other jurisdictions for the purpose of recording a spouse on a death certificate and for recording parents' names on birth certificates.
In a column in The Columbus Dispatch announcing his change of view, Mr. Americans have "evolved," to use Obama's term about his personal stance on the issue, in their views on marriage. Ohio currently has a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, but gay rights groups and their allies are working to mount a petition drive to place a new constitutional amendment on the November ballot to legalize it.
The poll found that opposition to same-sex marriage had fallen slightly, as other polls found a sharper dip.
Learn more about how the Gallup Poll Social Series works. YouGov: What the world thinks. Civil unions and registered partnerships. Some college. No matter voters' position, the data indicates more same-sex couples are living together: As of the U.
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Subscribe to receive Gallup News alerts. Common-law marriage. Retrieved June 25, In MarchDemocracy Corps conducted a survey of 1, likely election voters in 50 congressional districts considered political battlegrounds. Minneapolis—Saint Paul. How they got there is varied: In 11 states, the Legislatures legalized it.
Majorities of Americans have continuously supported same-sex couples' right to marry since latenot long after President Barack Obama came out in support of it -- making him the first president to do so.
Archived from the original on May 5, On February 6, , Governor Bob Taft signed the bill into law. For Democrats? The poll by the Connecticut-based polling institute, which regularly polls voters in key states, said that 51 percent of Ohio voters said adults should be allowed to possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use, while 44 percent were opposed.
Status of same-sex unions around the world.