Quinnipiac Poll Shows Most Ohioans Favor Gay Marriage

By
Jo Ingles - Statehouse News Bureau


Updated Fri, May 16, 2014 5:43 pm
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Brooke Herbert Hayes

A new Quinnpiac Poll shows most Ohioans surveyed support allowing same sex couples to marry. But the details of this poll show which groups are most likely to support efforts to overturn the state’s ban on gay marriage.

FreedomOhio’s Ian James says he’s not surprised with the findings in the new Quinnipiac poll that show Ohioans, by a margin of 50 to 43, favor allowing same sex couples to marry in the Buckeye State.

"A majority of Ohioans say yes, we want to end this ban."

That ban James refers to is the constitutional amendment Ohio voters passed back in 2004 that restricts marriage to a man and a woman and prevents same sex marriages performed in other states from being recognized in Ohio, which he hopes to overturn. 

The Quinnipiac Poll shows younger Ohioans and women favor allowing gay marriage and older Ohioans and men tend to be against it.  James says that finding underscores why public education about the issue is important and where that education needs to be targeted.

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