Half of Rhode Islanders Favor Same-Sex Marriage, Poll Finds

May 27, 2009 - 5:24 PM
A survey has found that more than half of Rhode Island voters favor a law allowing gay marriage.
Providence, R.I. (AP) - A survey has found that more than half of Rhode Island voters favor a law allowing gay marriage.
 
A Brown University poll released Wednesday shows 60 percent of registered voters in the state said they would support a law allowing gay couples to marry. Thirty-one percent said they were opposed.
 
Bills to legalize gay marriage in the state are before legislative committees in both the House and Senate.
 
The poll was conducted May 18-20 with a random sample of 593 registered voters statewide. The margin of error was plus or minus about 4 percentage points.
 
Four of the other five New England states have legalized gay marriage: Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont and Maine. New Hampshire lawmakers are working to pass a gay marriage bill the governor will sign.