January 27, 2012 at 12:12 pm EDT | by Steve Charing
Marylanders divided over same-sex marriage
Carrie Evans, gay news, gay politics dc

‘We’re moving in the right direction,’ said Carrie Evans, executive director of Equality Maryland, about polling on same-sex marriage. (Washington Blade file photo)

A new poll by Gonzales Research & Marketing strategies found that 49 percent favor same-sex marriage while 47 percent oppose it. With the margin of error at 3.5 percentage points, the results indicate a statistical dead heat. A total of 808 registered voters in Maryland were polled from Jan. 9-15.

This is a significant finding given that a marriage equality bill, if signed into law, will likely go before the voters in a referendum in November.

“We¹re moving in the right direction,” said Carrie Evans, executive director of Equality Maryland. “Sixty-two percent of Democrats support marriage equality as do 56 percent of independents. A majority of Marylanders recognize the importance of making families stronger through marriage.”

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