Seventy percent of Americans support same-sex marriage, according to the 11th annual American Values Survey , the highest percentage recorded by a major national poll. The results, released Monday, found just 28 percent of respondents oppose the right of gay couples to wed. Approval crossed the political divide, with majorities of Democrats 80 percent and independents 76 percent supporting same-sex marriage, and 50 percent of Republicans, according to the poll conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute PRRI in partnership with the Brookings Institution. Most major religious denominations back marriage equality, too, including white mainline Protestants 79 percent , Hispanic Roman Catholics 78 percent , religious non-Christians 72 percent Hispanic Protestants 68 percent , white Catholics 67 percent , Black Protestants 57 percent and other Christian denominations 56 percent.
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By Amanda Chatel for YourTango. You'd think in , with DOMA having been found unconstitutional, people would step into the present and accept the future. That future being, of course, that, and you're going to want to sit down for this revelation: gay men and women are people, too! In the wake of Barilla's head honcho, Guido Barilla's homophobic and sexist remarks , a boycott followed, and we were once again forced to realize that some people just refuse to see everyone as equal. However, Barilla isn't the first company to express homophobic sentiments, and sadly, they probably won't be the last either.