The Polling Center: Texans' View of Gay Marriage Shifts

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A tidal wave of media attention has accompanied the lead-up to oral arguments on the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8 and the federal government’s Defense of Marriage Act before the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday and Wednesday. Figures and groups as diverse as Hillary and Bill Clinton, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, the American Academy of Pediatrics and former Republican advisers have all come out in some form or another in favor of extending marriage rights to same-sex couples. 

Ironically, the public reversals of so many “opinion leaders” follow major shifts in public attitudes on gay marriage. A recent ...

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