December 13, 2012 at 3:13 pm EDT | by Phil Reese
Most Americans see anti-gay bias as a problem

WASHINGTON — A New Gallup poll released this week shows that 63 percent of Americans see anti-gay discrimination as either a very serious or somewhat serious problem.

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Only 9 percent of respondents to the poll said that anti-gay discrimination was not a problem at all. Respondents’ impressions of anti-gay discrimination in their hometown, however, were lower, with more believing anti-gay discrimination was not a problem or not very much of a problem locally. Forty-five percent of respondents said that gay issues will always divide Americans, while 51 percent said Americans will agree on gay issues some day, according to snippets of poll responses posted by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.


  • I have to agree sadly, gay issues with always divide a majority of American's because most want to remain ignorant or follow religious stupidity I mean ideology. It a huge issue people forget just because, it might be illegal to have or show anti-gay bias on a state level doesn't mean that people still don't have an issue showing how homophobic they are in a white collar conservative religious area. When you can still go out in public and be denied service for being openly, gay or people are talking loudly next to insulting you assuming that you don't hear them or they bash you going in or out of a business I'm pretty sure homophobia is a huge issue. Homophobia kills it's the biggest social issue to plague us so far.

  • Sounds like these statistics point to a good posibility that the Court could be convinced to use "Strict Scrutiny".

  • So 3% of LGBT respondents think that discrimination against gays is not serious at all, and 9% think it is not too serious. I wonder if they are members or sympathizers of GOProud

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