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(Worthy News) - People in the United States are evenly divided over the Supreme Court case that made same-sex marriage legal nationwide, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.
Many think local officials with religious objections to marrying gay and lesbian couples should be exempt from issuing licenses.
Altogether, 39 percent approved of the high court’s decision and 41 percent disapproved. An additional 18 percent neither approved nor disapproved.
When the two are in conflict, 56 percent of those questioned said it’s more important for the government to protect religious liberties, while 39 percent said it’s more important to protect the rights of gays and lesbians.
For example, 65 percent of Democrats but only 22 percent Republicans favored allowing same-sex couples to legally marry in their state.
Most Democrats said it was more important for the government to protect gay rights, 64 percent to 32 percent. Most Republicans said it was more important to protect religious liberties than gay rights, 82-17. [ Source ]