A MAJORITY OF AMERICANS SUPPORT GAY MARRIAGE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A NEW GALLUP POLL.

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    May 20, 2011 6:21 PM GMT
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    The number of Americans who support gay marriage continues to rise.
    The poll shows that the rise is being fueled by greater numbers of Democrats and Independent supporting gay marriage, while Republicans continue to strongly oppose gay marriage.
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    May 20, 2011 9:57 PM GMT
    It's the last part of the poll that disturbs me. As long as republican politicians know their base hasn't budged on the issue, neither will they.
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    May 21, 2011 6:02 AM GMT
    I think this is just an allusion many want to see. America being One Nation Under God. I find that hard to swallow. But if it helps you, fine.
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    May 21, 2011 2:38 PM GMT
    I don't believe in these polls because only a very small number of people participate in them. While it is great to see more Americans becoming supportive of gay marriage, that can change overnight because humans are very unpredictable.
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    May 22, 2011 6:58 PM GMT
    What's encouraging in this and all the polls on gay marriage, is that young Americans strongly support gay marriage.
    It's the oldsters who still oppose it.
    But, the future is in the hands of the young.
    So, things look promising for our side.

    In the meantime - even though a majority of AMERICANS support gay marriage - a majority of VOTERS do not.
    The reason is that older Americans got to the polls and vote, while younger Americans usually don't.
    But, time is on our side.
    As the oldsters pass on, they will be replaced by pro-gay younger voters.
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    May 22, 2011 8:55 PM GMT
    rickrick91 said
    The reason is that older Americans got to the polls and vote, while younger Americans usually don't.


    Truth!