Voters back same-sex marriage

21/05/2013
Submitted by ILGA-Europe

Reposted from YouGov: http://yougov.co.uk/news/2013/05/20/voters-back-same-sex-marriage/

YouGov President, Peter Kellner, latest commentary on how most voters back a change in the law

The passions of grass-roots Tories who are bitterly opposed to same-sex marriage are not shared by the wider electorate. Most voters back a change in the law – and very few opponents are willing to switch their votes because of this issue.

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Overall, YouGov’s latest poll for the Sunday Times finds that 54% of Britons support ‘changing the law to allow same-sex couples to marry’. Conservative supporters are evenly divided: 45% in favour, 48% oppose.


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