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Results from the new Gallup Poll showing that more U.S. citizens than not support marriage equality is promising news, but just who are these Americans whose opinions are changing on this issue and what does it mean for the 2012 election?
MSNBC's Chris Matthews spoke with David Smith of the Human Rights Campaign and R. Clarke Cooper of the Log Cabin Republicans, who discussed the results of the poll, the effect the issue will have on voter turnout, and whether or not they believe marriage equality will become a non-issue in their lifetimes.
Cooper, who worked in the Bush administration, believes one of the key hurdles moving forward is "educating fellow conservatives and Republicans that marriage is about full equality in the law. It's a courthouse process and [we shouldn't] get hung up on the religious process."
Watch the video below.