Younger generations have long been more accepting of homosexuality and of same-sex marriage than older generations, and as Millennials who are currently ages have entered adulthood, those views have influenced overall public opinion. Bermuda's Supreme Court voted in favor of same-sex marriage on Wednesday, overturning part of a law that said same-sex couples could only enter into domestic partnerships. The poll found that opposition to same-sex marriage had fallen slightly, as other polls found a sharper dip. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. The margin of error was 1. The racial differences in these opinions largely persist even when taking into account other factors, such as age, religious affiliation and attendance at religious services. The share saying people are born gay has increased six points since The Royal Gazette reports the chief justice agreed to stay the implementation of the judgment for six weeks until the government decides whether to appeal, during which time the current ban on same-sex marriage will remain in place.
As had been the case since , there remained a wide partisan division. Other findings Partisans rate their parties. The fault lines on the issue of same-sex marriage extend beyond party. A key component of the shifting attitudes on this issue is the strong support for gay rights among younger Americans. Hide Caption 15 of 17 Photos: Hide Caption 9 of 17 Photos: However, on the question of a constitutional amendment, more were opposed than for it. Yet even as support for same-sex marriage has increased among nearly all segments in the public, some groups remain broadly opposed to gay marriage. The newspaper reports that 14 same-sex marriages took place on the island, as well as six at sea on Bermuda-flagged ships, before the law went into effect. Hide Caption 11 of 17 Photos: White evangelical Protestants stand out for their deep opposition to same-sex marriage: Nearly 46 years to the day after a riot at New York's Stonewall Inn ushered in the modern gay rights movement, the decision could settle one of the major civil rights fights of this era. They were Boone County's first same-sex couple to receive their marriage license. This marked the first Gallup poll where a majority of Americans aged 65 and older supported same-sex marriage. Hide Caption 3 of 17 Photos: Each of the four conservative justices wrote their own dissent. Hide Caption 12 of 17 Photos: Hide Caption 2 of 17 Photos: Hide Caption 13 of 17 Photos: Hide Caption 8 of 17 Photos: This is the second time the Supreme Court has voted to legalize same-sex marriage; In May it ruled in favor of a Bermudian man and his Canadian partner who had challenged the rejection of their marriage application. Younger generations have long been more accepting of homosexuality and of same-sex marriage than older generations, and as Millennials who are currently ages have entered adulthood, those views have influenced overall public opinion. On Wednesday, Bermuda's Supreme Court struck down part of The Domestic Partnership Act — a law that had barred same-sex couples from marrying — saying it was unconstitutional. Overview[ edit ] Public opinion of same-sex marriage in the United States has changed radically since polling of the American people regarding the issue were first conducted in The government could still appeal the ruling. However, overall views are mixed: In the ruling, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the majority with the four liberal justices.
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