Minnesota state fair-goers okay with rights for same-sex couples

The Minnesota Senate conducted their annual, unscientific poll at the Minnesota State Fair and the verdict is in: People attending the Great Minnesota Get-Together are just fine with gay and lesbian couples getting together.

The question read, “Would you support legislation that would provide same-sex couples with the same legal and economic rights and responsibilities as married couples, such as providing health care insurance coverage for one another, inheritance and pension benefits, hospital visitations, and medical decision making?”

A large majority said ‘yes,’ 61.24 percent (that’s 4,065 people). A minority still needs some education on the issue with 33.67 percent saying ‘no.’ Three hundred thirty eight people (5.09 percent) didn’t know how to answer the question.

Full results of the Minnesota Senate’s state fair survey available here: (PDF).

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