Support for Gay Unions on the Rise

Despite the passage of Proposition 8, national support for gay marriage is increasing.

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  • 55 percent: Americans in favor of legally sanctioned unions
  • 40 percent: Americans in favor of legally sanctioned unions four years ago
  • $83 million : Amount spent on Proposition 8 advertising in California's November election
  • 2 in 10: Americans 65 and older who support gay-marriage rights
  • 1 in 2: Americans ages 18 to 34 who support gay-marriage rights
  • 18,000: Number of same-sex couples married in California between June and November of this year

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Sources: Newsweek/PSRA, Times Herald