Support On The Decline For Same-Sex Marriage

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( – A new survey has found that there is a decline in support for same-sex marriage across the United States. In 2015 the landmark Supreme Court case Obergefell v. Hodges legalized gay marriage across the country. However, the most recent Gallup poll has shown that over the last few years, there has been a decline in same-sex marriage approval across political affiliations. 

According to the poll, 69 percent of Americans believe that same-sex marriage should be legal. This marks a decline from two years earlier when 71 percent of the nation had believed it should be approved. However, a slightly lower number of Americans, 64 percent, believe that marriage is “morally acceptable” while others suggested that they believe it should be legalized without liking the idea on a personal level. 

Democrats have continued to be supportive of same-sex marriage with 83 percent expressing their approval. However, this marks a decline from 2022 when 87 percent had approved of it. 

Democratic leaders have continued to advocate for marriage equality and the LGBTQ+ community, while President Joe Biden held celebrations on Transgender Visibility Day and Pride Month throughout his administration. 

Among independents approval for gay marriage has also had a decline dropping to 68 percent in 2023 from 73 percent in 2021. Still, as a voting group, the majority approves of same-sex marriage, with the rates of approval climbing to 77 percent in 2023. 

In the past few years, the greatest decline for same-sex marriage has been among Republicans, with 56 percent supporting it two years ago, while only 49 percent supported it according to the latest poll. 

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