- survey says April 22
Is the ultra-red state of Texas turning blue? If a new survey about the support of same-sex marriage is to be believed, it's possible it's at least turning a bit purple.
A survey conducted by Texas Tech University reveals that 48 percent of Texans surveyed are in favor of same-sex marriage, while 47 percent of those polled oppose it. Lone Star Q notes this is the "first time ever" that more of the state's citizens are for gay marriage than against it.
Mark McKenzie, an associate professor who oversaw the survey, said support for gay marriage has previously ranked below 40 percent, but the tides are turning. "Now, we're closely divided on the issue," he said. "Democrats and Independents strongly support gay marriage, while Republicans are strongly opposed to it."- - Jordan Valinsky
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