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More people support gay marriage than ever before

Though it’s hard to believe, there is some good news amongst the dumpster fire known as the Trump presidency. Public approval of same sex marriage has hit a record 64% approval in the United States.

Gallup, a popular polling company, collected the data which according to Pink News only had 34% of Americans in disapproval, with just 6% saying they were “unsure.” This is a stark contrast from last year’s election results, which saw the election of Trump and his running mate Mike Pence, who has made a career out of being against gay marriage.

Photo: NY Daily News

According to the report, when Gallup first began collecting polling data there were 68% of Americans against gay marriage, with only 27% in favor of it. This all changed in 2012 when Barack Obama reversed his stance on the issue, coming out in favor of it.

“I had hesitated on gay marriage, in part because I thought civil unions would be sufficient,” he said. “I was sensitive to the fact that, for a lot of people, the word marriage is something that provokes very powerful traditions and religious beliefs.”

Worldwide, however, there is still some work to be done; only 22 countries have legalized gay marriage.

h/t: Pink News

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