A new poll from Freedom Indiana shows that voters of that state are not happy with the idea of a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. The poll showed that 64% of the voters say that amending the state’s constitution is the wrong way to deal with the issue of same-sex marriage. This is as opposed to the 36% who say that it is the right way to deal with the issue.
A slight plurality (46%) of Indiana voters oppose the amendment. When informed that the amendment would also ban civil unions, that number rose to more than half.
Freedom Indiana campaign manager Megan Robertson stated that “The message from these results is clear: Hoosiers overwhelmingly support some legal recognition for same-sex couples, and they oppose amending the Indiana Constitution to address the issue of same-sex marriage and rights.”
The poll did find that just under three-quarters of Indiana voters feel that there should be some legal recognition for same-sex couples. The biggest concern that the voters have is the second sentence of the amendment which strips many legal rights from unmarried couples.
Anti-gay legislators in the Indiana Legislature are hoping to put the ballot initiative to a vote during the 2014 general election.
The poll was of 800 registered voters in Indiana. The survey was conducted by Bellwether Research, which is run by Republican pollster Christine Matthews.