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Support for legalizing same-sex marriage in Virginia has stands at 50 percent just a little more than a month after a federal judge struck down the state’s gay marriage ban as unconstitutional.
The Quinnipiac University poll released Monday, finds that with strong support among women, 50 percent of Virginia voters favor allowing marriage equality for same-sex couples, compared to 42 percent against.
Support is 54 – 38 percent among women, while men are divided with 46 percent in favor and 48 percent opposed.
Among Democrats, 69 percent of respondents said they supported same-sex marriage, and 22 percent said they were opposed. Among Republicans, opposition was 70 percent.
Voters under 30 years old support it 69 – 25 percent, with support at 50 percent or higher among voters 30 to 64 years old. Voters over 65 are opposed 56 – 35 percent.
The data is largely unchanged from a Quinnipiac poll from July 2013.
Virginia’s voter-approved ban on gay marriages was overturned by U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen last month. Wright Allen issued a stay of her order until the Richmond-based Fourth Circuit of Appeals rules on the case, meaning that gay couples are still not able to wed in Virginia.
“There are a number of Republicans, even those are against LGBT equality, who do accept that fact that the Virginia state code books should say what is the law and not what isn’t the law…”
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