ANNAPOLIS, Md. - According to a Hart Research poll released today by Marylanders for Marriage Equality, voters are approving of marriage for love, committing same-sex couples by a 14-point margin (54% to 40%).
"We continue to have the momentum," said Josh Levin, campaign manager for Marylanders for Marriage Equality. "Voters are having conversations on marriage around the dinner table and are agreeing that people should be treated fairly."
The poll shows that African- Americans were evenly split between those for and against it. A few months ago there were more opposed to to same-sex marriage than those that supported it.
The difference now is due to the recent talk about marriage equality from the endorsement of President Obama and NAACP, says the poll.
"We're winning over undecideds and the intensity is clearly on our side," said Levin. ""Voters are realizing that this law is about treating our gay friends, family, and neighbors equally under the law, and that no religious institution would be forced to marry anyone they objected to."
The poll was held on July 24-28 which included 504 voters statewide.
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