John M. Becker

Half of Hispanics Support Marriage Equality, Poll Says

Filed By John M. Becker | August 08, 2014 7:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Living, Marriage Equality
Tags: gay marriage, Hispanics, Latinos, marriage equality, National Organization for Marriage, NOM, NOMfail, same-sex marriage

gay-brazilian-couple.jpgRemember back in 2012, when those internal strategy documents from the National Organization for Marriage Discrimination revealed the group's plans to set Latinos and LGBTs against each other on the issue of marriage equality?

Yeah... that doesn't seem to be working out too well, according to a new CBS poll released this week:

[In contrast to abortion,] Hispanics are more in step with a majority of Americans on the issue of same sex marriage. More Hispanics think same-sex marriage should be legal (50 percent) than not legal (44 percent). Fifty-four percent of non-Hispanics think it should be legal, compared to 39 percent who say it shouldn't be.

As is the case with the public overall, younger Hispanics are more likely than those who are older to support same-sex marriage.

Among Hispanics, views on these issues differ depending on whether they were born in this country, or immigrated here from somewhere else. Those born in the U.S. are more supportive of abortion rights and same-sex marriage.

Just another #NOMfail to add to the list.

h/t: Joe. My. God.

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