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POLL: New GOP Survey Shows Strongest Support Yet for Marriage Equality

POLL: New GOP Survey Shows Strongest Support Yet for Marriage Equality


More and more Republicans are favoring marriage equality, according to this newest voter poll.

In anticipation of the Supreme Court's decision on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage and the run-up to next year's presidential election, Project Right Side and the American Unity Fund released poll results that found 39 percent of Republicans are in "favor of allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally."

The results, announced earlier this week, represent a new milestone in acceptance for those affiliated with the political party.

"These results help us understand shifts in voter opinion on marriage equality, protections for the LGBT community, current frame of mind surrounding these national debates, and implications heading into 2016," says a memo posted on Project Right Side's website.

The results of the study also found that a 59 percent majority of voters -- regardless of political party -- are "ready to accept a ruling in favor of marriage equality" despite whether they personally believe in it.

Project Right Side, a nonprofit research organization that tries to "improve the political climate for gay and lesbian issues across the political spectrum," conducted the survey earlier this month amongst 2,000 registered voters nationwide, 798 of whom were Republican or Republican-leaning.

The Supreme Court is set to rule on same-sex marriage any day now, announcing a decision widely anticipated both within and outside the LGBT community.

"Things are changing, so at the end of the day, being for traditional marriage without animosity is where I stand," read an anonymous Republican statement in the study. "If the Supreme Court rules sometime this year that same-sex marriage bans are unconstitutional, it will be time for us to move forward as a society."

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