Most New Yorkers Support Gay Marriage

08.11.11 | Sarah Harnisch

A brand new Marist poll came out that shows most New Yorkers want gay marriage to stay. The New York1/Marist poll finds 55-percent of respondents support the law legalizing same sex marriage, and 63-percent of residents statewide said they do not want it to be overturned. Two-thirds of democratic voters support the law and while 52-percent of Republicans oppose the law. Support for the law varies depending upon the age of residents, with 62-percent of New Yorkers under the age of 45 supporting the legislation. Meanwhile, last week, the Empire State pride agenda laid out their legislative goals for the year. They want to passing the "bathroom bill" that opens public restrooms, locker rooms and shower facilities to people of the opposite sex, direct more of your tax dollars to LGBT health programs, and get the dignity act passed in all public schools in the state, meaning gay history and behaviors could be taught to your children. If you want to read more about this story, go here. If you want to know how you can make a difference, go here.