May 16, 2013 at 9:30 am EDT | by Michael K. Lavers
Poll shows Arizonans support marriage
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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 is the international news editor of the Washington Blade. Follow Michael

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  • Arizonans defeated an anti-Gay amendment in 2006 that would have banned marriage equality and domestic partners/civil unions. They passed a marriage-only ban in 2008, by a modest 56%. This shift over the past 4 1/2 years is not surprised. Time to petition, and put a repeal on the 2014 ballot.

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