MPR poll: Minnesotans want civil unions


In a Minnesota Public Radio/Humphrey Institute poll released this week, a majority of Minnesotans say they do not support gay marriage, but an even stronger majority support the creation of civil unions and other rights for same-sex couples (PDF):

Family policy toward gays reveals ambivalence. A slight majority of voters (including third of Dayton supporters and Democrats) oppose gay marriage by a 51% to 40% margin. But a stronger majority of 64% (including 56% of Emmer supporters, 55% of Republicans, and 56% of independents) favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to enter into legal agreements with each other that would give them many of the same rights as married couples (30% of likely voters oppose this option).

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