A Washington Post-ABC News poll released Wednesday found a record-high 59 percent of Americans support gay marriage.
Half of all Americans believe that gay men and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll in which a large majority also said businesses should not be able to deny serving gays for religious reasons.
According to the survey, 34 percent of Americans remain opposed to allowing gay couples to marry.
Yesterday’s poll also found that half of Americans say the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection gives gay men and lesbians the right to marry, while 41 percent disagree.
In states where it is not legal for gay couples to marry, 53 percent of respondents support such unions, while 40 percent remain opposed.
A large majority, nearly 7 out of 10, say businesses should not be allowed to refuse service to gay people based on their religious beliefs.