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Majority oppose same-sex marriage but OK with gays in military

Though New Hampshire last week became the sixth state to allow same-sex marriage, 57 percent of Americans oppose granting such marriages legal status, according to a recent Gallup poll. But 69 percent of Americans surveyed favor allowing openly gay men and women to serve in the military, according to the poll. The biggest increase in support — which essentially equates to repealing the current "don't ask, don't tell" policy — comes from conservatives, who have gone from 46 percent in favor in 2004 to 58 percent last month. Also, support from people who identify themselves as weekly churchgoers increased from 49 to 60 percent.

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