Virginians Back Same-Sex Marriage, Prefer Cuccinelli For Barbecue Conversation | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Virginians Back Same-Sex Marriage, Prefer Cuccinelli For Barbecue Conversation

Play associated audio

A new poll finds 50 percent of voters in Virginia back same-sex marriage.

It has been five years since voters in Virginia approved a state ban on same-sex marriage, but a poll released today by Quinnipiac University demonstrates growing support for gay marriage, with 50 percent supporting and 43 percent opposing.

The poll also looked at the race for governor, and it finds Democrat Terry McAullife holding a slight four-point edge over Republican Ken Cuccinelli. The survey finds a big gender gap in support, with women supporting McAuliffe and men backing Cuccinelli.

But in terms of who voters would rather chat with at a barbecue—yes, that is the survey question—voters say the answer is Cucinnelli, giving the Republican the nod over McAullife 38 to 34 percent.

NPR

Jenner: 'For All Intents And Purposes, I Am A Woman'

In an interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC's "20/20", the former gold-medal-winning Olympic decathlete described a struggle with gender identity that began in childhood.
NPR

PepsiCo Swaps Diet Drink's Aspartame For Other Artificial Sweeteners

The company says Diet Pepsi consumers are concerned about aspartame. But the Food and Drug Administration has long affirmed that the sweetener is safe in amounts commonly used by beverage companies.
NPR

Young Trafficking Victim's Story On NPR Leads To Senator's Amendment

Hearing about a young woman's struggle to wipe away her conviction on prostitution charges inspired New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen to introduce legislation to help other victims.
NPR

At The Heart Of A Watch, Tested By Time

Watchmakers have long thrived by selling timepieces that will be cherished as family heirlooms. But, if pragmatism rendered the pocket watch obsolete, what happens when watches become computers?

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.