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  •  In the Poll's accompanying Press Release (6+ / 0-)

    there were a couple of interesting points made:

    There are thirteen states that are within 5% of majority public support for marriage equality -- two of these already permit same sex marriages. These states (and ssm/cu status) are: Alaska (banned), Arizona (banned), Delaware (banned/civil unions), Illinois (banned/civil unions), Iowa (legal), Maryland (legal), Montana (banned), Nevada (banned), New Hampshire (legal), New Mexico (banned), Pennsylvania (banned), and South Dakota (banned).

    The Press Release also notes:

    In the last eight years, every state has increased in its support for marriage for same-sex couples with an average increase of 13.6 percent.
    The state-level trend lines of increasing public support are unmistakeable.  As an inevitable consequence, marital equality will one day have its own equivalent SCOTUS decision of "Loving vs. Virginia" and whether this leads or follows majority public opinion will certainly reflect on the integrity of the institution.

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