New Poll: Majorities Support Equality for LGBT Americans and Updating Federal Nondiscrimination Law

New Poll: Majorities Support Equality for LGBT Americans and Updating Federal Nondiscrimination Law

Utah Lt. Governor Spencer Cox (R) stands with LGBT Americans: Following the terrorist attack in Orlando, Lt. Governor Cox said, “My heart has changed.”

Utah Lt. Governor Spencer Cox (R) stands with LGBT Americans: Following the terrorist attack in Orlando, Lt. Governor Cox said, “My heart has changed.”

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) to sign transgender legislation: Gov. Baker announced his support for legislation to protect transgender Americans, “We don’t want people to be discriminated against.”

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) to sign transgender legislation: Gov. Baker announced his support for legislation to protect transgender Americans, “We don’t want people to be discriminated against.”

Thank you Governor Deal (R) for vetoing HB 757: Georgia Governor Nathan Deal vetoed a state bill that would have allowed for discrimination against LGBT Georgians.

Thank you Governor Deal (R) for vetoing HB 757: Georgia Governor Nathan Deal vetoed a state bill that would have allowed for discrimination against LGBT Georgians.

Thank you Gov. Daugaard (R) for vetoing HB 1008: South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard vetoed legislation that would have required transgender students use bathrooms, locker rooms, and other facilities based on the gender at birth.

Thank you Gov. Daugaard (R) for vetoing HB 1008: South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard vetoed legislation that would have required transgender students use bathrooms, locker rooms, and other facilities based on the gender at birth.

Thank you Senator Richard J Ross (R) for...

Ross said in voting for a bill to protect transgender Americans that parents are looking “for their kids to be whomever they happen to be, to be loved for whoever they are, and to be given the freedom to be… Read more »

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Time: More Than 300 Republicans Call on ...

Signers include former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Sens. Susan Collins and Mark Kirk and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker. More than 300 veteran Republican lawmakers, operatives and consultants have filed a friend of the court brief at the Supreme… Read more »

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The Boston Globe: Baker leads state GOP ...

The state’s Republican establishment is throwing its support behind a US Supreme Court fight against bans on same-sex marriage, led by Governor Charlie Baker, the nation’s only sitting governor to sign on to the GOP brief. Joining Baker, organizers of… Read more »

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Project Right Side has a unique and voluminous dataset on Americans' attitudes towards marriage equality. Over the last year, we've surveyed 16,000 voters on the freedom to marry.

New Poll: Majorities Support Equality for LGBT Americans and Updating Federal Nondiscrimination Law

A new national survey conducted by Project Right Side reveals that across the board, a majorities of voters, and in several instances spanning partisan lines, are favorable toward public policy measures that protect and promote equality. The survey, conducted by Just Win Research, found majorities are supportive of marriage equality, recent updates to federal law that protect families and job applicants, and allowing members of the military who are gay or transgender to serve openly. On the issue of nondiscrimination law, eighty percent (80%) believe it is already illegal under federal law to fire, refuse to hire or deny housing to someone because they are gay or transgender, and three quarters of voters (75%) are in favor of updating federal law to protect gay and transgender Americans in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodations. | National Polling Memo | National Polling Topline

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POLL: Overwhelming Support for Federal Discrimination Protections for LGBT Community

A national survey was conducted on behalf of American Unity Fund and Project Right Side heading up to the Supreme Court decision on marriage equality. These results showed positive movement on marriage equality support and showed that the nation was ready to accept the Supreme Court decision as the law of the land. There is still national debate around discrimination protections for the LGBT community and how voters view the role of religious freedom in the context of business services. The data from this survey gives us the information we need to evaluate national opinion on these policies and what it means for elected officials and presidential campaigns alike. Our national poll surveyed 2000 registered voters from June 9-17, 2015. From the national poll we have observations from 798 Republican and lean-Republican voters. The margin of error for the full survey is +/- 2.19%. At the same time we also surveyed 500 registered voters from June 9-17, 2015 in the four first early states: Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina. The margin of error for each of the statewide surveys is +/- 4.38%. | National Polling Memo | National Polling Topline

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An Emerging Republican Majority for Marriage

The world is changing and so are Republicans. Since 2011, Republican support for full legal rights has grown by 11 points, while oppositions to any legal recognition has fallen by 7 points. For every one Republican that has become more opposed to same-sex marriage in the last five years, two have become more supportive of it. | View Infographic

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