Though religious groups continue to attack LGBT rights from all angles, a new survey shows that theirs is a losing battle. A Gallup poll which has been asking Americans about gay marriage and relations since the 1970s noted that approval for both have reached a new high.
On a basic level, more than 7 in 10 Americans now believe that same-sex relations should be legal. That number has risen 4 percent since gay marriage was made constitutional. Of course, this number also reflects a dark fact as well: that nearly one in three feel homosexuality should be made illegal. Fortunately, this number is far, far, smaller than what it once was – and it continues to shrink each year.
As for gay marriage, an issue that continues to be divisive, three percent more surveyed reported supporting it in 2017 than in 2016 – 64 percent to 61 percent.