MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – LGBT rights activists say that public support for an amendment to the Minnesota state constitution that would ban marriage equality has shifted against the proposed measure, upon which voters will decide in November. A new poll released on Tuesday, conducted by Public Policy Polling (PPP), shows that 49 percent of North Star State voters do not favor the amendment, which would ban legal recognition for unions except those between a man and a woman. Forty-three percent of Minnesota voters support the amendment.
The survey marks a stark shift since January, when PPP’s previous survey of Minnesota voters reported 48 percent expressing support for the amendment. The newest survey also shows that 47 percent of Minnesota voters think that same sex marriage should be legal—the same percentage who said it should be illegal in January.
Currently, 32 states have laws denying marriage rights to their gay citizens.