Equality Illinois released a new poll that shows a huge majority of the citizens of the state support marriage equality. When reminder of the Supreme Court DOMA case the data showed that 54% supported marriage equality while a low base of only 39% still oppose it.
This poll is especially important since it is released just before the Fall session of the Illinois legislature begins today.
-Catholics support marriage equality by 61% and that amazingly grew to 63% when they heard of the Bishops' opposition.
-Hispanic voters supported it by 63% and that increased to 70% when they heard about the DOMA decison.
-African-American citizens of Illinois supported marriage equality with 55%.
-Women supported it by 57%
-Those under 50 years old supported the new marriage equality law by 63%
-Citizens under 35 years old supported the proposed law by a whopping 78%.