Sixty Percent of Latinos Support Marriage Equality, Including Ricky Martin

By Neal Broverman

Originally published on October 03 2012 6:04 PM ET

A poll from NBC Latino/IBOPE Zogby finds that 60% of Latino respondents support marriage equality.

According to the poll, 48% of those polled "strongly agree" that same-sex couples should have the right to marry. The bad news? Ten percent of respondents say having a gay child would be more of a disappointment than a son or daughter who's a drug addict or in prison.

Meanwhile, one of the most prominent LGBT Latinos, Ricky Martin, is lending his support to the Obama campaign. Martin filmed a video urging Latinos to support the president November 6.

"I am proud to be Latino and to see how much we have contributed to this country," the actor and singer says. "From excelling in the best schools to creating start-up business and contributing to American culture through art and music. We have an opportunity to reelect President Obama and make sure our community continues to advance."

Read more here and watch Martin's video below.