Today's Date: February 21, 2024
Perdoceo Education Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Results   •   Pinterest to Participate at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference   •   Sallie Mae CFO to Speak at 2024 RBC Capital Markets Global Financial Institutions Conference   •   Green Plains to Participate in Bank of America 2024 Global Agriculture and Materials Conference   •   Californians for Financial Education Campaign Applauds New Legislation Requiring Personal Finance Education for All Students   •   National Geographic Documentary Films Acquires Sundance Film Festival Award-Winner SUGARCANE   •   PG&E Identifies More than 20 Climate-Tech Solutions Aimed at Achieving a Clean Energy Future   •   Independent Women's Voice Testifies Before Alabama Legislature in Support of HB 111 & SB 92 to Establish Legal Definitions o   •   Helping Canadian creative businesses and organizations achieve financial success on the world stage   •   Energy Recovery Announces CFO Transition   •   Lake Babine Nation and Canada sign agreement to support community vision for governance, capacity development, and infrastructur   •   Orbia Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2023 Financial Results   •   Avangrid Fourth Quarter & Full Year 2023 Financial Results Available on Company’s Website   •   A City Boy Discovers Nature's Playground: New Book Inspires Children to Connect with the Great Outdoors   •   Government of Canada and Mushkegowuk Council successfully complete feasibility assessment and take a major step toward officiall   •   Ziegler Prices Financing For The United Methodist Retirement Homes   •   Semrush Holdings, Inc. to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conferences   •   Black Health Matters Winter Health Summit and Expo Returns to Atlanta   •   Why is skin disease often misdiagnosed and untreated in Black patients?   •   Annual Arts in Hong Kong Event to Kick-off in March Offering a Variety of Arts Experiences Along Iconic Victoria Harbour
Bookmark and Share

Support Increases For Same-Sex Marriage


New York, NY-- For the second time, a national poll has found that a majority of Americans now support the freedom to marry for same-sex couples.  Echoing the findings of last month's CNN poll, the Associated Press released a poll which found that 52% of Americans support marriage equality.  The Associated Press asked 1,007 Americans: "Should the Federal Government give legal recognition to marriages between couples of the same-sex, or not?"  52% of those polled responded "Yes".  46% responded "No".  And 2% responded "Don't know". 

Statement from Evan Wolfson, Executive Director of Freedom to Marry:

"For the second time, a national poll shows that a majority of Americans support the freedom to marry, reflecting the growing momentum of the marriage movement and a growing awareness in America of who gay people are and why marriage matters to same-sex couples and their families.  Echoing the findings of last month's CNN poll, the Associated Press poll shows that those who would deny liberty and equal protection to same-sex couples are now in the minority.  Even in a moment in which most people are focused on the economy and unemployment, Americans are still speaking up for our country's core values that the majority should not deny a minority its rights and that we must uphold the Constitution's enduring promise of equal protection for all.  But with many hearts and minds still to be changed, we must continue to make as strong a case for the freedom to marry in the court of public opinion as in the court of law.  The work on Freedom to Marry's Roadmap to Victory - winning more states, continuing to change hearts and minds, and ending federal marriage discrimination - is more urgent than ever.  We must ensure that political and legal change keep pace with growing public support for the freedom to marry." 

-- 

Freedom to Marry is the campaign to win marriage equality nationwide.  We partner with organizations and supporters across the country to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage and the responsibilities, protections, and commitment that marriage brings.  Freedom to Marry is leading the fight to win marriage in more states, build majority support for marriage equality nationwide, and end federal marriage discrimination. 


STORY TAGS: GENERAL , BLACKS , AFRICAN AMERICAN , LATINO , HISPANIC , MINORITIES , CIVIL RIGHTS , DISCRIMINATION , RACISM , DIVERSITY , RACIAL EQUALITY , BIAS , EQUALITY

Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News