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Poll finds more openness to same-sex unions in Kansas


Further evidence that Kansans’ views of same-sex marriage have changed a lot since the constitutional ban passed with 70 percent of the vote in 2005: The latest Public Policy Polling survey of Kansas found that while 49 percent of those surveyed oppose same-sex marriage and 44 percent support it, 70 percent think that when it becomes legal it will have either a positive or no impact on their lives (12 and 58 percent, respectively). And of those Kansans who voted for Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election, 60 percent showed an openness to legalizing such unions, saying gay couples should be allowed to form civil unions (40 percent) or wed (20 percent). – Rhonda Holman