53 percent support gay marriage

Two weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two highly publicized gay-marriage cases, a majority of Americans continue to say they support same-sex marriage, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

Fifty-three percent of respondents favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry, which is up 2 points since the NBC/WSJ survey last asked this question in December, though that increase is within the poll’s margin of error. …

At the same time that general support for gay marriage has increased – albeit within the margin of error – so has opposition to abortion. [cont.]

Mark Murray, NBC News