In a poll of 600 New Yorkers it turns out a larger percentage (55%) of people support gay marriage than oppose it (37%).
And while opponents filed a lawsuit in late July to overturn the new law, about six in 10 voters statewide said they want to keep same-sex marriage legal.
When looking at political party affiliation, 72 percent of Democratic voters believe the law should stay in place, while Republicans are divided between 48 percent of those who want it overturned and 47 percent who think it should remain in effect.
The poll reveals age differences, as well. About 62 percent of those under the age of 45 support the law, compared to about half of New Yorkers older than 45 who said they support it.
-63 percent of registered voters oppose overturning the new marriage equality law.
- 44 percent of registered voters (a plurality) say they are more likely to vote for a state senator who voted to pass the same-sex marriage law.
- 70 percent of New Yorkers would attend a same-sex wedding if invited, including 34 percent of those who oppose the law.
The times they are a changin’.