Majority of Republicans now support same-sex marriage, as overall approval reaches all-time high of 70%: Gallup
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More than half of Republicans now say that same-sex marriages should be recognized as legal, with the same rights as opposite-sex marriages, according to a new poll released Wednesday by Gallup. In its latest annual Values and Beliefs poll, conducted May 3-18, Gallup also found that overall, support of legalized same-sex unions continues to increase, reaching an all-time high of 70%. The figure represents a dramatic evolution of people’s support for gay marriages, in a trend that has pointed upward for the last 25 years. In 1996, the first year when the organization asked respondents if they s...