Half of Maryland residents back legalizing same-sex marriage

From The Washington Post:

Half of Maryland residents now favor the legalization of same-sex marriage, but support varies significantly along the sensitive lines of race, religion and age, a Washington Post poll has found.

Overall, the Post poll found that 50 percent of Marylanders support allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry while 44 percent are opposed.

That is the highest recorded level of support in Maryland in a Post poll, about the same for the rest of the country as measured by another recent Post survey despite Maryland’s reputation as one of the nation’s most liberal states.

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