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Poll: Half Of Marylanders Support Gay Marriage

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A poll by The Washington Post has found that half of Maryland residents now support legalizing same-sex marriage. The poll, released Monday, found that 50 percent of residents favor same-sex marriage and 44 percent are opposed. 

The newspaper reports that's the highest recorded level of support in Maryland in a Post poll.

The poll found a divide among Maryland Democrats based on race. For whites, 71 percent were found to support same-sex marriage, while 24 percent oppose it. Among blacks, 41 percent support it, while 53 percent oppose it.

Gov. Martin O'Malley has voiced his support for legislation this year that would legalize gay marriage in the state. A similar bill stalled in the House of Delegates last year over concerns that it did not do enough to preserver religious freedom.

The poll was conducted by telephone Jan. 23-26 among a random sample of 1,064 Maryland adults. The results have a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.


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