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State of Texas: The Shift Toward Gay Rights

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Americans' attitudes on gay rights have shifted drastically in recent years. Even in Texas, which passed a constitutional ban on gay marriage and civil unions in 2005, surveys show a growing number of people support extending domestic-partner benefits for gays and lesbians, recognizing gay marriages from other states, and permitting civil unions. If the current trends hold, a majority of Texans will soon approve of same-sex marriage. The following data comes from surveys of 1,000 randomly selected registered Texas voters in 2010 and 2013. Both polls have a margin of error of +/-3.1 percent.

Sources: Equality Texas Glengariff Group poll. Illustration by by Joanna Wojtkowiak.