50 percent of Californians support marriage equality
Half of California wants us to be able to legally wed.
Half of California wants us to be able to legally wed. According to a poll recently conducted by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), a non-profit and non-partisan think tank, 50 percent of Californians now support the right for same-sex couples to marry. A significant six-point jump from last year’s March 2009 PPIC poll, the findings are the best result PPIC has ever recorded on this issue. The poll also illustrates a trend of increasing support for other basic rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and their families among Californians.
In response to the new data, Equality California’s Executive Director Geoff Kors issued the following statement:
“We are very pleased that the more than 700,000 conversations about marriage that Equality California has initiated over the past year with Californians across the state, alongside our tireless volunteers and coalition partners, are making a remarkable difference. We are seeing the tremendous impact of reaching out, one-on-one, to change hearts and minds toward equality and fairness. Moving forward, we are committed to having more than 1 million conversations with voters in order to achieve solid majority support by 2012, when we will return to the ballot to restore the freedom to marry.”