Quinnipiac poll shows New Jersey supports same-sex marriage


Latest poll shows LGBT support growing in most areas 

The latest Quinnipiac University poll released April 22, 2009 shows New Jersey supports same-sex marriage by 49 to 43 percent.  This is a big increase since the last poll in 2007 according to the poll takers. The poll also showed that two-thirds of the voters back the existing New Jersey civil union law. By a margin of 66 to 30 percent New Jersey voters reject the argument that same-sex marriage is a threat to the traditional marriage between a man and a woman as the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has been saying in their new $1.5 million television ad campaign that hit airwaves this past week. “Legislators, take note:  No matter what lies our opponents throw on television, New Jersey stands by marriage equality and will stand by you when you vote to end discrimination in marriage in 2009,” said Steven Goldstein, chair of New Jeresy’s largest LGBT advocacy organization Garden State Equality (GSE.)

According to the poll results when voters are offered only three choices: