Gay Marriage

Gay Marriage Support in California Higher than Ever

Only 38 percent oppose


Support for legalizing same-sex marriage in California has reached a record high as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to rule on the state's ban next month.

Fifty-six percent of adults favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to wed, with 38 percent against, the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California said late today.

"The more that there's been acceptable and legal change in other states, the more Californians have been accepting, especially among some of those groups that were strongly opposed," Mark Baldassare, the group's president, said by telephone.