Poll: Floridians Warming To Same-Sex Marriage

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.

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