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5.2 Public Attitudes about Sexual Orientation
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For a number of years, there has been a contentious public debate in the United States on homosexuality and, more recently, same-sex marriage. Like any other social issue, Americans hold diverse opinions on these two issues. However, a not-so-subtle part of the recent public discourse has been treating these different topics—homosexuality and same sex-marriage—in tandem, rather than separately. This line of reasoning suggests that opposition to gay marriage is synonymous with being anti-gay.
More than two-thirds of Americans say they support same-sex marriage, according to a new Gallup poll published Wednesday. Gallup said it has tallied 3 percentage point increases in support for each of its last three national surveys on the topic. The increased acceptance of same-same marriage — which a Supreme Court decision made legal in all 50 states — comes as greater number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults are getting married in the U. More than Gallup found he percentage of American adults identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender LGBT increased to 4.
The landmark Supreme Court decision Lawrence v. Texas struck down state sodomy bans. Gallup surveyed a random sample of 1, adults by phone between May 15 and May 30 for its most recent poll. LGBTQ people also tend to fare worse financially than their straight, cisgender counterparts: They have more negative feelings about their personal finances, and research has shown that some have higher poverty rates. Also see: A European airline has added non-binary gender options when booking flights.