New Poll: Majority of Americans Oppose DOMA
February 19, 2013 2 Comments
According to a recent survey conducted by The Center for American Progress, 53 percent of Americans support the repeal of the discriminatory so-called “Defense of Marriage Act.”
The poll shows an even greater majority of Americans no longer supporting section 3 of the act, which unfairly denies legally married same-sex couples the same rights and benefits as their straight counterparts.
According to the poll, 59 percent of Americans oppose section 3. Only 34 percent say they still support same-sex couple discrimination.
Race wise, the poll shows Blacks and Hispanics leading the way when it comes to opposing section 3. The poll says an overwhelming 65 percent of Black Americans surveyed oppose section 3, followed by 61 percent of Hispanic Americans. 57 percent of white Americans say they also oppose the measure.
A whopping 62 percent of all Americans surveyed say they believe DOMA is discrimination. Only 34 percent of Americans believe the act is fair.
The nation’s highest court will hear two days worth of oral arguments in cases challenging DOMA, as well as California’s Prop 8 measure, next month.
The arguments are set for March 26th and 27th.