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53% of Americans oppose same-sex marriage, 57% support civil unions: Pew Research Center

"An increasing majority of Americans favor allowing same-sex couples to obtain most of the same rights as married straight couples, but only 39 percent support legalization of same-sex marriage."

This is extremely disappointing... all the negative media focus on things, like the passage of Prop 8 in California, clearly has had an impact, and it's obvious that the message of civil rights for all Americans is being drowned out by right wing extremism and its propaganda. I hold the Fourth Estate responsible because they choose lies and sensationalism over truth... they are on the wrong side of history.

AP reports:
The Pew Research Center said support for civil unions has risen to 57 percent, up from 54 percent a year ago and 45 percent when the question was first asked by Pew in 2003. Views on legalizing same-sex marriage remained almost unchanged from last year, with 53 percent opposed and 39 percent in favor, the center said. Supporters of same-sex marriage were divided over the best way to pursue legalization, according to the survey. Forty-five percent of them favored pushing hard to legalize it as soon as possible, while 42 percent said pushing too hard for swift legalization might trigger a backlash against gays and lesbians. Asked about homosexual behavior, 49 percent said it is morally wrong, 9 percent said it is morally acceptable and 35 percent said it is not a moral issue. READ MORE

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