Amazing poll results:
Half of all Americans believe that gay men and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll in which a large majority also said businesses should not be able to deny serving gays for religious reasons.
Fifty percent say the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection gives gays the right to marry, while 41 percent say it does not.
Beyond the constitutional questions, a record-high 59 percent say they support same-sex marriage, while 34 percent are opposed, the widest margin tracked in Post-ABC polling.
Not that a basic civil right such as equal protection ever needed the support of a majority of the voters, it is encouraging to have it. Even better will be the fun in watching the haters and the homophobes try to explain why a majority of the public won’t send them any more more money.