March 26th, 2013
07:18 AM ET
2 years ago

By the numbers: Same-sex marriage

Editor's note: This story was originally published in May 2012 and was updated in March 2013.

(CNN) - Same-sex marriage is in the spotlight on the national legal and political stages this week as the Supreme Court hears argument in two landmark cases, one involving California's Proposition 8 and another involving the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

The high court cases come as public support for same-sex marriage is increasing. A CNN/ORC International Poll released Monday indicates that 53% of Americans support same-sex marriage. In the same survey, 57% of respondents said they had a family member or close friend who is gay or lesbian.

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  1. GOP = Greed Over People

    Any type of love is better than any type of hate.

    I would rather see children raised in a gay home surrounded by love, than in a hetero home headed by white suprematists.

    Remember, just because you can have children, does not mean you should have children.

    Millions of dogs and cats prove that every day.

    March 26, 2013 07:29 am at 7:29 am |
  2. Rudy NYC

    A question to the opponents of gay marriage. Are some people to be excluded from their 1st Amendment right to the pursuit of happiness? It's most hypocritical to hear conservatives argue for denying someone thier 1st Amendment rights.

    March 26, 2013 08:37 am at 8:37 am |
  3. Al-NY,NY

    Rudy NYC

    A question to the opponents of gay marriage. Are some people to be excluded from their 1st Amendment right to the pursuit of happiness? It's most hypocritical to hear conservatives argue for denying someone thier 1st Amendment rights.
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    well to them their book says so and since whatever it says is true, the lemmings obey

    March 26, 2013 09:19 am at 9:19 am |