May 16, 2013 at 9:30 am EST | by Michael K. Lavers
Poll shows Arizonans support marriage
Arizona, rainbow flag, gay news, Washington Blade

(Wikimedia Commons image of Arizona by Huebi modified)

PHOENIX—A Behavior Research Center poll released on Tuesday indicates a majority of Arizona residents support same-sex marriage.

Fifty-five percent of 700 people who responded to the survey between April 3-16 said they back nuptials for gays and lesbians. This support jumps to 70 percent among Democrats, while only 36 percent of Republican respondents support same-sex marriage.

Arizona voters in 2008 approved a constitutional amendment that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.

Michael K. Lavers has been a staff writer for the Washington Blade since May 2012. The passage of Maryland's same-sex marriage law, the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the burgeoning LGBT rights movement in Latin America and the consecration of gay New Hampshire Bishop V. Gene Robinson are among the many stories he has covered since his career began in 2002. Follow Michael

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