Gay Marriage

Poll: Ohio Residents Ready for Gay Marriage

Big reversal since passing a ban nine years ago


Ohioans' sentiments have shifted dramatically since voters overwhelmingly supported the 2004 ban on same-sex marriage.

The constitutional amendment defining marriage as solely between a man and a woman passed with 62 percent support.

But now, just days before the U.S. Supreme Court considers a pair of landmark gay-marriage cases, a new Saperstein Poll for The Dispatch shows that 54 percent back a proposed new amendment to repeal the 2004 measure and "allow two consenting adults to marry, regardless of their gender."