poetics, time, body disruption and marginally queer solutions

Thursday, April 15, 2004

Poll: New Yorkers Oppose Gay Marriage, Approve Of Civil Unions
by Newscenter Staff

(New York City) A new survey shows most people in New York state are opposed to same-sex marriage but, would support civil unions.
The Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday shows that 55 percent of voters reject gay marriage while 37 percent are in favor. But, 52 percent of those surveyed said they supported a civil union law with 40 percent opposed.
The poll not surprisingly showed that Democrats and independents were more likely to support same-sex couples. 70 percent of Republicans would deny gays the right to marry.
"New York State voters, driven by New York City's 58-34 percent support for same-sex civil unions, are more liberal than the rest of the nation on this hot-button topic," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "But even New York City voters oppose gay marriage."


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