According to the new Pew Research Center for People & the Press/Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life poll, 35 percent of Americans polled were in favor of allowing gay couples to get legally married. 53 percent still opposed marriage for gay couples, but that same number of people polled, 53 percent, said they wanted gay couples to have some kind of legal arrangement, such as civil unions.I think people are really starting to see that gay couples marrying is not affecting their marriages, no matter what Article 8 claims. The numbers are even higher in Massachusetts. As the anti-gay anti-family forces: Mass "Family" Institute, Article 8 & Massresistance verbally bash gay families and push for a 2008 amendment to the Massachusetts Constitution, they will see their support base dwindle. People do want same sex couples to have legal arrangements.
"The long-term trend in America's civil rights discussion, including this recent rebound of public support for marriage equality, which follows the ferment and barrage of the past several months, demonstrates the power of engaging the public and showing them the reality of marriage equality, rather than right-wing rhetoric and scare tactics."