Reporting Tim Kephart
Legislative Session Coverage
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Florida is one of more than 30 states that has passed constitutional amendments banning same-sex marriage in the state. But, those opinions may slowly be starting to change in the Sunshine State.
According to the latest Quinnipiac University polling, a plurality of Floridians now believe that same-sex couples should be allowed to legally marry.
The Q-poll found 36 percent of Floridians supported allowing same-sex couples to marry while 34 percent supported the concept of civil unions, but not marriage.
The poll found that just 23 percent supported giving same-sex couples no legal recognition of a marriage or a civil union.
The poll’s findings were the first time since the question was first asked in August 2007 that the largest group supported allowing same-sex couples to marry.
Quinnipiac found support for allowing same-sex couples to marry was higher in women, Democrats, African-Americans, and Hispanic voters. White voters were split evenly on either allowing same-sex couples to marry or form civil unions.