Gay Adoption Poll: 63% of Americans Say Yes

A new gay adoption poll shows that it has more support in the US than marriage equality.

Joe.My.God reports:

A clear majority of Americans (63%) say same-sex couples should have the legal right to adopt a child, the most to say so since Gallup began tracking opinions on the matter more than 20 years ago. This is higher than Americans’ support for same-sex marriage (55%). A majority of Americans across all major demographics now say same-sex couples should have the legal right to adopt a child. This includes among all key political persuasions: 80% support among Democrats, 61% support among independents, and 51% support among Republicans. This majority support for legally permitting same-sex couples to adopt a child is also the case among different age groups. Young people between the ages of 18 and 29 are most likely to support the idea, with 77% saying same-sex couples should be allowed to adopt children.

I’m kind of stunned by these numbers, in a good way – in France and Malta, gay adoption was the deal-breaker, while marriage and civil unions in and of themselves were kind of shrugged off.

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