Majority of Americans would support nationwide law recognizing marriage equality.

Thanks to Gallup, we now know that 52% of Americans would vote for a law that legalized gay marriage across the United States.

W00t!  The people serving as a fleshy anchor to progress are the same people you’d expect: those who attend church weekly, Republicans, etc.  There is one surprise though: 60% of self-proclaimed Catholics would vote for such a law.  Good to know that even with heaven in the balance, for many Catholics their allegiance is still to humanity and fairness before the Vatican.

Of course, atheists are at the top of the list of demographics eager to vote for equality.  And why not?  We have no holy books telling us that discrimination is actually a form of love.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • John Alexander Harman

    I think we’ll get that from the Supreme Court before we get it from Congress; Scalia can’t live forever, and it’s very likely that his replacement will be appointed by a Democrat (as I doubt the Republicans are going to become sane enough by 2016 to do any of the things they’d need to do to overcome their demographic problems in national elections). When that happens, there will probably be five votes for the position that all laws denying marriage equality violate the Equal Protection and/or Free Exercise of Religion clauses of the Bill of Rights.