For First Time, Supermajority of Americans Support the Freedom to Marry as Constitutional Right

New York –(ENEWSPF)–February 19, 2015.  The highest percentage ever of Americans – a 63% supermajority – now back the freedom to marry as a constitutional right for gay couples, according to the latest CNN/ORC poll. This is up 14 percentage points from 2010, with significant increases by both Republicans and Democrats.

“The American people are now as clear as the Constitution itself: it’s time for the freedom to marry for all, leaving no one behind,” said Evan Wolfson, president of Freedom to Marry. “As same-sex couples can now marry in nearly three-fourths of the states, we’ve seen no pushback, no resistance, but rather, continued growing and widening support. The American people’s recognition that not only is the freedom to marry right for all couples, but it is a constitutional right that should not be denied to gay people, should give comfort to the Supreme Court: America is ready for the freedom to marry. Americans would embrace the Supreme Court’s affirming the freedom to marry for gay couples under the Constitution.”

A national ruling on whether gay couples share in the constitutional right to marry is expected by the end of June. In Freedom to Marry’s multi-year strategic campaign, one of the benchmarks was hitting 60% support in the polls.

Freedom to Marry is the campaign to win marriage nationwide. We are pursuing our Roadmap to Victory by working to win the freedom to marry in more states, grow the national majority for marriage, and end federal marriage discrimination. We partner with individuals and organizations across the country to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage and the protections, responsibilities, and commitment that marriage brings.