Massachusetts residents, by a solid margin, said they support the Supreme Judicial Court’s landmark decision legalizing gay marriage, according to a Boston Globe/WBZ-TV poll.
The poll of 400 people, the first survey of Bay State residents since the court’s historic ruling, indicated that 50 percent agree with the justices’ decision, and 38 percent oppose it. Eleven percent expressed no opinion.
The poll also indicated that a majority oppose efforts by the Legislature, Governor Mitt Romney, and Attorney General Thomas F. Reilly to block same-sex marriages and allow civil unions instead.
A majority, 53 percent, also oppose a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would ban same-sex marriages by defining marriage as an institution between a man and a woman. Thirty-six percent support the amendment. [Boston Globe]