Yesterday, Minnesota’s governor signed a bill that made gay marriage legal in the state.
Could Michigan be the next state to make steps towards legalizing gay marriage?
Given the state’s current constitutional amendment that bans gay marriage, probably not anytime soon. But more Michiganders support gay marriage than they did a year ago.
According to a state-wide poll released to The Detroit News and WDIV-TV Channel 4 on Tuesday, 56.8% of Michigan residents support gay marriage. That’s a 12.5 percentage point increase since May 2012 when 44.3% of Michiganders supported gay marriage.
Opinions have drastically changed since January 2011, when only 38% supported gay marriage.
Republican opinion has shifted the most – 36.5% of Republicans supported gay marriage in the most recent poll compared to the 20% who supported it in 2012.