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Fox News Poll: Record number favors same-sex marriage

FOX News

For the first time in a Fox News poll, a majority says same-sex marriage should be legal. For the first time in a Fox News poll, a majority says same-sex marriage should be legal. Currently, 54 percent of registered voters favor legalizing same-sex marriage, while 35 percent are opposed. Views were divided 48-44 percent in 2015 (the most recent time it was asked on a Fox News poll). That shift comes entirely from women.


Same-sex couples in Northern Ireland are still waiting to marry

Mashable

Northern Ireland, where same-sex couples can enter civil partnerships, is not only out of step with the rest of the island of Ireland, but with the remainder of the UK; England and Wales legalised same-sex marriage in 2013 and Scotland followed in 2014. However society in Northern Ireland is becoming more open to the issue of equal marital rights; polling from after May's vote shows shows 68% support for same-sex marriage. Even among Northern Irish politicians -- not generally known for projecting liberal views on social issues -- a consensus harmonious with changing attitudes is emerging. In November 2015, a vote on same-sex marriage was passed by a majority of Northern Ireland Assembly members for the first time. The motion was then blocked by members of the socially conservative Democratic Unionist Party who deployed the "petition of concern" mechanism in Northern Irish law-making, which requires a cross community majority for a measure to pass.


Australians Support Same-Sex Marriage in Survey, Paving Way for Legislation

U.S. News

The result boosted the carnival atmosphere with some people carrying banners declaring "our love is real" and many sheltering from the hot sun under rainbow umbrellas. Among the crowd were men and women wearing wedding dresses and corsets and sequined suits.



Why Brazil same-sex couples are rushing to tie the knot

BBC News

Some same-sex couples in Brazil are rushing to get married, fearful that right-wing President-elect Jair Bolsonaro will challenge their right to wed after taking office next year.