New poll shows support for same-sex marriage is growing in NJ

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Monmouth University says 48 percent favor gay marriages

Almost half of the states citizens believe that gay couples should be allowed to marry, in New Jersey according to a new poll.  The Monmouth University/Gannett New Jersey Poll released Wednesday night says that 48 percent of New Jersey residents favor gay marriage, with 43 percent opposed, and 9 percent still undecided.

More importantly for LGBT New Jerseyan’s, fifty percent oppose amending the state Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. Forty-one percent favor a constitutional amendment to ban marriage equality for LGBT citizens.

New Jersey currently allows gay couples to join in civil unions, which offer the legal protections of marriage without the full name recognition of Massachusetts or Connecticut where the word marriage is fully recognized by those states.