Public opinion on same-sex marriage: 5 things to know

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans appear largely ready to accept same-sex marriage but seem divided on whether the Supreme Court should affirm that right nationwide.

That’s according to polls conducted before the court’s ruling, expected any day, on whether to make gay marriage a constitutional right.

Five things to know about public opinion on same-sex marriage:

NEARLY HALF SUPPORT GAY MARRIAGE

According to an Associated Press-GfK poll in April, nearly half of Americans favor laws allowing gay and lesbian couples to wed in their own states, while just over a third are opposed. The poll was conducted just before the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that will probably decide whether states can continue to bar same-sex couples from marrying.

Other recent polls have found even higher support for same-sex marriage. For example, a Pew Research Center poll conducted in May found that 57 percent of Americans support allowing…

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Public opinion on same-sex marriage: 5 things to know

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