Catholics Dig Gay Marriage

Almost half say they support marriage equality in a new poll

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Conservative Christians may be blasting gay marriage any chance they get, but a new poll found that almost half of all Catholics actually support marriage equality. Quinnipiac University found that 49 percent of Catholics are now in favor of same-sex nuptials.

It signals a major shift, says the university, especially when you consider that back in 2008, more than half of Catholics opposed gay marriage. And the biggest change has been among men, who are becoming more accepting (50 percent more accepting, in fact).

“It seems pretty clear that attitudes toward same-sex marriage in American society are changing rapidly. While the country remains split on the issue, supporters have come pretty far in the last four years,” says Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “Since voters 18 to 29 years old support same-sex marriage 63 – 35 percent, once again we see it’s just a matter of time.”