The Pew Research Center survey found that for the first time, a majority of blacks and baby boomers support allowing gays and lesbians to wed. If gay marriage has now been elevated to a civil right on par with interracial marriage, what rationale would government have for not revoking the tax-exempt status of any religious organization that does not recognize same-sex unions? Maine People's Resource Center. April 29, January 7, The vote was 11 in favor, 2 against, and 1 recommending that the issue be sent to the voters via referendum. Public Religion Research Institute. Goodwin Simon Strategic Research.
The country's Conservative government said that in the event of a successful non-binding voluntary postal survey, a bill legislating marriage equality would be considered in the final two-week session of the Parliament — set to end its current session Dec.
The law took effect on December 29,30 days after the election results were certified by Governor Paul LePage on November In the twelve months that followed the implementation of same-sex marriage laws in Maine, a total of 1, same-sex couples married, according to state's Office of Data, Research and Vital Statistics. And while support among voters under age 35 was fairly robust init is also up by 9 points: Do you favor a law allowing marriage licenses for same-sex couples that protects religious freedom by ensuring no religion or clergy be required to perform such a marriage in violation of their religious beliefs? But some lawmakers have said their votes in Parliament would not be swayed by public opinion, raising questions about why the public is being surveyed. Angus King for U.
Vermont was the first state to legalize same-sex marriage by statute, but its Legislature did so by overriding its Governor 's veto. If gay marriage has now been elevated to a civil right on par with interracial marriage, what rationale would government have for not revoking the tax-exempt status of any religious organization that does not recognize same-sex unions? The Story with Martha MacCallum. Australians have voted in support of legalizing same-sex marriage in a postal survey, paving the way for Parliament to take up the matter next month. Those most likely to favor legalizing gay marriage include those who never attend church 76 percentliberals 72 percentvoters ages 30 and younger 65 percentand Democrats 65 percent. Many yes-vote supporters including Rice, the litigant, argue that marriage equality is, as the U.