Public increasingly embraces marriage equality, GOP less so

While the public at large is increasingly supportive of same-sex marriage, Greg Sargent notes that Republicans seem to be digging in.

But among Republicans, support for gay marriage remains mired down at a measly 28 percent — exactly where it was a year ago.

The increasing separation between Republicans and indepenents on the issue is interesting on its own. But the larger story is what’s really striking. This year, multiple national polls are showing that for the first time, majorities of Americans have concluded that two consenting gay adults should have the right to marry and enjoy the same benefits of marriage that heterosexual couples do. As Steve Benen notes, “it’s exceptionally unlikely that trend will ever reverse — civil-rights trajectories simply never move that way.”

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