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Poll: More Californians support gay marriage

March 25, 2010 12:23:16 AM PDT
Californians may be shifting their views on gay marriage. A new poll finds that for the first time, more Californians support gay marriage than oppose it.The findings come less than two years after voters approved a ban on same-sex marriage.

The poll, by the Public Policy Institute of California, found that 50 percent favor gay marriage, 45 percent are against it and 5 percent are undecided.

"People that love each other have a right to the same laws or protections or insurance or anything that anyone else has," said Kim Shields in Woodland Hills.

After Proposition 8 was passed, gay rights supporters took the matter to the state Supreme Court, but the court upheld Prop 8.

"I don't think that it was a way the world was created or meant to be," said Chuck Monroe in Woodland Hills.

The Public Policy Institute interviewed 2,000 people for the poll, and it has an error rate of plus or minus 2 percent.