Gay Marriage Gains Ground in Poll as Court Readies Ruling

More than half of Americans support allowing same-sex couples to marry, endorsing the goal of gay-rights activists as the U.S. Supreme Court this month prepares to rule on the issue for the first time.

Fifty-two percent say they back giving gay couples the right to marry, compared with 41 percent who are opposed, according to a Bloomberg National Poll conducted May 31-June 3. [cont.]

Lisa Lerer & Greg Stohr, Bloomberg

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