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Majority of Kentucky voters oppose same-sex marriage, but opposition appears to be softening

  • Lexington Herald-Leader
  • Published Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at 6:39 p.m.

A majority of Kentucky voters continue to oppose same-sex marriage, but public opinion appears to be shifting on the issue.

A new Herald-Leader/WKYT Bluegrass Poll found that 55 percent of registered voters oppose same-sex marriage, compared to 35 percent who support allowing gays and lesbians to marry in Kentucky. Ten percent weren't sure.

Nearly a decade ago, 75 percent of voters approved a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in the state. Last spring, a poll by the liberal-leaning Public Policy Polling found that 65 percent of Kentuckians thought gay marriage should be illegal.

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