Marriage Equality: It’s a Mainstream Value (Infographic)


Has marriage equality for same-sex couples become a mainstream value? This powerful infographic from the Center for American Progress demonstrates that, based on a collection of current polling data, yes it has:

Marriage Equality Infographic

The infographic analyzes several recent polls and brings them together to spell out how marriage equality isn’t just a Democratic or liberal agenda piece but rather has broad support among the general public and, perhaps most interestingly, in states that this November will go to the ballot and decide whether to codify bans on marriage equality, or in fact legalize same-sex marriages.

The infographic and analysis also helps to put into clear terms how in just a decade a majority of Americans have evolved on the marriage equality issue, going from staunch opposition to proud affirmation. Factoring in President Obama declaring this year that he supports marriage equality, the first time any sitting POTUS has made such a declaration, and the view of gay equality in America certainly looks to be brightening.


Related Reading:

Half of Americans Support Same-Sex Marriage
Gay Marriage and Obama: International Reaction
POLL: Most Americans Glad Obama Endorsed Gay Marriage

Image used under the Creative Commons Attribution License with thanks to Marc Love.

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Alicia N.
Alicia N.3 years ago

Awesome-Loved the picture!

Charlene Rush
Charlene Rush3 years ago

Of course, MARRIAGE EQUALIT, is a mainstream value. The average person, wants to know that whatever, they decide to do in their bedroom, is their personal business.

Anyone, who wants to question that. is questinable, in themself.

Troy G.
Troy Grant3 years ago

Marriage is overrated. Why should anyone be forced to stay with another person if they don't like each other?

Amanda M.
Amanda M.3 years ago

While it's refreshing to see the pendulum swinging in a positive direction, the real opportunity for hope will happen in November depending on voter turnout and whether or not the Rethuglican Religious Reich gets voted OUT of office already! Only if that happens will I consider breathing a sigh of relief.

Timothy Wood
Timothy W.3 years ago

Now if the people polled would just get out and vote.
It seems that in many cases, it is the people who oppose equality that get out and vote because they see it as an issue that directly affects them. They truly are fearful of us horrible gay heathens. The people who say they support us, often don't bother getting out and voting on the issue. I hate to say it but I think it is a situation where it doesn't really affect them so they don't take the time to bother. I don't mean to point a finger and blame them for not voting. It is just something they don't think about as much as a person that it has an impact on. I often hear people tell me they are pro equal rights, but then when a vote comes up and I ask... Did you vote? I get told...Know I didn't bother or didn't have time. Then there are the ones that are impacted that say...Yeah I voted my brother is gay or my son is gay. I have a friend that is gay. It is just a matter of whether or not it matters enough to the individual.

Vegan Tigger
Vegan Tigger3 years ago

Equality for all

Pamylle G.
Pamylle G.3 years ago

Awesome !

John Mansky
John Mansky3 years ago

Thank you for the article...

Debra Griffin
Debra B.3 years ago


J.L. A.
JL A.3 years ago

Thanks Steve for ensuring people recognize that those fighting for a right to impose their religion on the rest of us are fringe and not mainstream.