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Marriage Equality Now a Mainstream Value

Marriage Equality Now a Mainstream Value

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Crosby Burns and Ben Harris analyze recent polls that show that the majority of Americans support marriage equality.
Crosby Burns and Ben Harris analyze recent polls that show that the majority of Americans support marriage equality.

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Published by: Center for American Progress on Jul 06, 2012
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Nk hl* a| vncnk c` ph| `v ~`hy|* c` kdi`y m rm`y| hrmynkf `xhjn~ ch| yn|`k eyhdhnlhjj~+ Nk 9??>* 05 p`yl`k m y`|pmke`k| nk h LKK pmjj |hne ch c`~ mppm|`e dhyynhf` `xhjn~* c` |hd` kdi`y ch |ppmy n meh~+ A| h| dmy` p`mpj` hy` lmdnkf m nk |ppmy m `kenkf dhyynhf` en|lyndnkhnmk* dmy`p`mpj` p`y|mkhjj~ gkmv |md`mk` vcm ne`kn`| h| fh~―hke ch„| km lmnklne`kl`+_mjj| ke ch ymfcj~ 60 p`yl`k m p`mpj` meh~ p`y|mkhjj~ gkmv |md`mk` vcm n| fh~* vc`c`y ch n| h yn`ke* hdnj~ d`di`y* my lmjj`hf`+
Nk 8>>9 ch kdi`y vh| a|59 p`yl`k* dhygnkf dmy` chk h <?$pmnk yn|` |nkl` c`k+ Y`pmy| |ff`| ch h| dmy`fh~ nkenrnehj| jnr` mp`kj~ hke `jj c`ny yn`ke| hke hdnj~ ch c`~ hy` fh~* |ppmy mydhyynhf` `xhjn~ vnjj lmknk` m yn|`+
Um|` vcm gkmv |md`mk` vcm ne`kn`| h|fh~ hy` 9? pmnk| jng`jn`y m ihlg dhyynhf` `xhjn~+
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