Poll shows declining support for anti-gay amendment in NC


A survey from Public Policy Polling indicates that North Carolinians are increasingly having doubts about a proposed constitutional amendment against same-sex marriage.

Voters will decide the ballot measure in May.

PPP, in October 2011, found that 61 percent of voters said they supported the measure.

Support has decreased since to 59 percent, then 58 percent and now 56 percent.

“The trendlines have to be encouraging for those hoping to defeat it,” PPP reported.

The organization also found that 57 percent of North Carolinians support some form of legal recognition for gay couples – either full marriage rights or civil unions – to only 40 percent who are completely opposed to any rights for same sex couples.

The proposed amendment, broader than some enacted in other states, also would prohibit civil unions in North Carolina.