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Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

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Gay Marriage Poll Results for Republicans

Yes

304,121 votes

16%

No

1,583,854 votes

84%

Distribution of answers submitted by Republicans.

3 Yes answers
3 No answers
0 overlapping answers

Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Dec 12, 2011. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.

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In 1996 the federal government enacted the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) which allowed states to not recognize same sex marriages granted by other states. In June 2013, the Supreme Court ruled that that DOMA was unconstitutional. Currently, thirteen states (California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington), issue marriage licenses to same sex couples.   See recent gay marriage news

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In all technical terms, it is constitutional, there is nothing illegal about it and the choice belongs to the two individuals. 1yr ago from a Republican in Brownwood, TX.

Government should not be involved in marriage. Let each individual decide how they want to live their lives. 1yr ago from a Republican in Las Vegas, NV.

Free country, people should be free to do what they want. 1yr ago from a Republican in Beaverton, OR.

Civil Unions for same-sex couples and heterosexual couples. Marriage is a religious sacrament. Separation of Church and State is well documented. The State should not be allowed to name one of its numerous licenses after a Christian sacrament. The Church is allowed to dictate who it will and will not provide a marriage ceremony. This should solve the whole thing. It's semantics. 7mons ago from a Republican in Ambler, PA.

They may get married but only receive "marriage" benefits if they have children. 7mons ago from a Republican in Littlefield, TX.

I couldn't care who marries whom, or what. All I ask is that if a gay couple get married, that they call it gay married to substantiate the difference. That way, if I say I am married, the person asking knows I am married to a woman. If I said I was gay married, they would know my partner was a male. That is all I would ask for. Fair enough. 7mons ago from a Republican in Waterbury, CT.

Marriage is a business of the state as more often than not it produces children who grow up to be consumers and tax payers at a minimum for state and local levels. If same sex couples want the tax breaks of marriage let them first adopt children as the tax breaks are to help with the costs of raising a family. 8mons ago from a Republican in Atlanta, GA.

Allow civil unions and allow churches and other business to refuse service based upon their belief system. 8mons ago from a Republican in Caledonia, MI.

I think the states should decide, but the definition of marriage should not be changed. 8mons ago from a Republican in Ceres, CA.

Individual decision, does not need a master to grant permission. 8mons ago from a Republican in Gardiner, ME.

They will burn in hell let them do what they want. its not my choice to decide for them but I don't agree with it. its only going to get worse and its more less a fad to see if you can get away with it and try to be socially excepted. 8mons ago from a Republican in Newry, SC.

We need to decide what marriage in the eyes of the state means before we can state. and we need to re evaluate the differences between civil unions and marriage, and if marriage is incompatible with same sex relationships, focus more on civil union reform then marriage redefinition. 8mons ago from a Republican in Phoenix, AZ.

Call it a partnershjp, and give them rights - but DON'T call it marriage!. 8mons ago from a Republican in West Bend, WI.

Thats a state issue and should be voted on by the people in that state. 8mons ago from a Republican in Providence Forge, VA.

It's not the role of government to define the term "marriage" for the people and their religions. There is no valid reason for the state to be involved in, or to regulate, adult consensual relationships that don't involve procreation. But it should have nothing to do with "banning" or refusing to allow anyone to define their relationship and the term they choose for it, however they, and their religion, defines it. 8mons ago from a Republican in Fort Worth, TX.

Take the word "marriage" away from the government. EVERYONE should have civil unions. That would allow for all the legal rights, obligations and privileges for "partners". Then if people wanted to have a spiritual union, they could find a church or religious body to perform that particular "rite". No one would be forced to perform this, couples would have to find the organizations that was willing. Additionally businesses shouldn't be forced to provide cakes, flowers etc. for these ceremonies either. The businesses would either survive or fail. 8mons ago from a Republican in Goshen, CA.

Marriage can be between any two people but unless they have the ability to procreate the species they get no tax breaks, churches can decide who they want to allow to be married in their facilities. 8mons ago from a Republican in Winter Haven, FL.

Clergy should not act as agents of the state in witnessing marriages. All unions gay and straight should be civil. If the couple wishes to have a religious ceremony subsequently then they can do so according to the rules of their house of worship. 8mons ago from a Republican in Putnam Valley, NY.

I do not believe in Gay Marriage, but I do not feel I have the right to make this decision for others. They will have to answer to God. 8mons ago from a Republican in Dover, DE.

I think that all marriages should be called marriages, but the churches could have sacremental marriages. 8mons ago from a Republican in Glenn Dale, MD.

Let them marry but deny benefits. 8mons ago from a Republican in Westerville, OH.

If two persons of the same sex desire to perform an abnormal, unnatural, perverted sexual activity between themselves, behind closed doors, so be it. They are no more than human deviates. The overwhelming majority of the human race are attracted to the opposite sex, as God directed and nature intended. There are thousands of perverts and deviates in our society, that are operating outside the norm. So long as they pose not danger or violate the safety and rights of others, let them be. 8mons ago from a Republican in St Augustine, FL.

Take the government out of marriage and instead make it a religious decision. Replace marriage under the law with civil unions. Provide government benefits and rights through civil unions, only. People can choose to have a religious marriage, a civil union, or both. 8mons ago from a Republican in Normal, IL.

Marriage is one man one woman. Marriage between gays should be called a union. 8mons ago from a Republican in Milton, GA.

Marriage should be between a man and a woman. A civil union should be allowed for benefit purposes (insurances, retirements, inheritances, etc.). HOWEVER, the government has no right to force citizens to serve people who are engaging in a civil union, such as the baker that did not want to bake a cake for the gay couple in Colorado. The baker has a right to refuse service. 8mons ago from a Republican in Aransas Pass, TX.

Allow civil unions with the same rights as marriage, but don't redefine the word marriage. 8mons ago from a Republican in Ormond Beach, FL.

Let states decide through popular vote ONLY, but call them civil unions. Marriage already has a clear definition. 8mons ago from a Republican in Fort Myers, FL.

Yes, but not allowed to adopt. Children need a mother and a father. Look at the prison's and you'll see 90% of them were raised by single parents.... usually the mothers. 8mons ago from a Republican in Marietta, GA.

Don't have the government define marriage at all. Have a legal document for co-domestication, or whatever it ends up being called, but leave the definition of marriage as a personal definition. 8mons ago from a Republican in Layton, UT.

Separate religion and state. The only thing here that concerns the government is the role of a 'partner' for tax purposes. From a religious point of view, each religious organization should be free to set their own agenda. 8mons ago from a Republican in Walnut Creek, CA.

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