Poll: Majority In Arizona Backs Gay Marriage

Far more Arizonans support same-sex marriage than oppose it, according to the latest Rocky Mountain Poll released Tuesday. 

The poll showed that 55 percent of Arizona voters favor the idea of allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry legally, while just 35 percent said they are opposed. 

Large majorities of women, Hispanics and voters under the age of 55 support same-sex nuptials. A plurality of voters over the age of 54 — 46 percent — supports gay marriage, while 40 percent of the group is opposed.

In 2008, Arizona voters easily passed a constitutional amendment that provided legal recognition only to heterosexual marriages.

Read all of the poll’s findings:

Rocky Mountain, Arizona poll, May 2013



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