Wednesday, July 31, 2013

For most, gay equality trumps religious objections

From The Trib-

In the wake of two favorable Supreme Court decisions, gay rights proponents got another boost last month with the release of “State of the First Amendment: 2013,” a public opinion survey supported by the First Amendment Center.

According to the new poll, a majority of Americans (62 percent) now agree that religiously affiliated groups receiving government funds can be required to provide health benefits to same-sex couples, even if the group has religious objections to same-sex marriage or partnerships.


Support for equal treatment of gay couples is highest among young people ages 18-30 (68 percent) and among Americans who identify as liberal (82 percent).


But a surprising number of evangelicals (41 percent) and conservatives (44 percent) also favor requiring religiously affiliated groups receiving tax dollars to provide health benefits to same-sex partners.


When government funds aren't involved, public support for equal treatment of gay couples drops to a slim majority.



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http://triblive.com/opinion/featuredcommentary/4440354-74/religious-percent-sex#ixzz2ad1nrDuX

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