The Polling Center: Public Opinion on Same-Sex Marriage

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In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s invalidation of the Defense of Marriage Act last week, some prominent Texas Republicans were quick to push back against the embrace of gay marriage rights.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz criticized the ruling, offering that he strongly supported “traditional marriage between one man and one woman.” Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples tweeted, “I’m very disturbed by today's SCOTUS rulings on marriage.” Cruz’s public opposition resonates with the conservatives who propelled him into the U.S. Senate last year; Staples’ quick criticism is consistent with his efforts to stake out territory ...

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