After years of generally steady increases, opinions about same-sex marriage are mostly unchanged since While attitudes about same-sex marriage are changed little from two years ago, support has increased substantially over the past two decades. The Pew Research Center survey, conducted March among 1, adults finds that Republicans and Democrats remain deeply divided over legal marriage for gays and lesbians — though support has increased significantly in both parties over the past 15 years. Support for same-sex marriage also has increased among nearly all demographic groups over the past 15 years, including across generations and by religious affiliation :. Continue exploring attitudes about same-sex marriage.
Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state
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On March 31, , a Federal District Court struck down Mississippi 's ban on same-sex couples from adoption. Previously several other states had similar bans however Mississippi's was the last to be overruled. Prior to these rulings, adoption laws varied widely by state. Some states granted full adoption rights to same-sex couples, while others banned it entirely or only allowed the partner in a same-sex relationship to adopt the biological child of the other partner. Despite these rulings, LGBTQ people and same-sex couples can still face discrimination when attempting to foster children. LGBTQ people also continue to face moral judgment about whether they are suitable parents.
Factbox: List of states that legalized gay marriage
Thousands gathered for the Houston Pride Parade. Texas is one of the worst states to live in as an LGBT person. So where do LGBT people have it worst? Some of the states on this list will be no-brainers; others might surprise you. According to electoral wunderkind Nate Silver , Mississippi will likely be the last state in the country to pass marriage equality on its own.
SO AT last it is official: George Bush is in favour of unequal rights, big-government intrusiveness and federal power rather than devolution to the states. That is the implication of his announcement this week that he will support efforts to pass a constitutional amendment in America banning gay marriage. Yet to call for a constitutional amendment is such a difficult, drastic and draconian move that cynicism is too weak an explanation. No, it must be worse than that: Mr Bush must actually believe in what he is doing. The city of San Francisco, gay capital of America, has been issuing thousands of marriage licences to homosexual couples, in apparent contradiction to state and even federal laws.