Conservative supporters of LGBT equality made their voices heard at the GOP convention in Cleveland. Supporters of gay inclusion say they’re making steady progress in the Republican Party, but much more work must be done. Openly gay former diplomat Richard… Read more »
More than 20 Republican elected officials in Central Florida have signed a resolution promoting LGBT inclusive non-discrimination laws at the local, state, and federal level. In front of 49 roses honoring each victim from the Pulse nightclub shooting rampage, the… Read more »
A longtime Western Pennsylvania community and business leader is pushing legislators in the Keystone State to pass non-discrimination protections for LGBT people. Kevin McClatchy, the openly gay former owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates, says protecting all citizens from discrimination will… Read more »
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.
A new national survey conducted for Project Right Side shows strong bipartisan support for federal legislation to protect LGBT Americans from discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations. The poll by Just Win Research shows 75% of Americans support LGBT inclusive non-discrimination protections, including 57% support among GOP voters. The survey also shows 80% of registered voters believe it’s already against federal law to discriminate against LGBT Americans. 64% of respondents are more likely to support a candidate who favors non-discrimination laws. The July 2016 survey of more than 1,000 registered voters also shows strong majorities supporting the freedom to marry and the ability of openly LGBT Americans to serve in the US military. | National Polling Memo | National Polling Topline
A summer 2015 national poll conducted for Project Right Side and American Unity Fund shows strong support for allowing gay and lesbian couples to have the freedom to marry. 57% of registered voters favor allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally, including a high of 39% of Republicans. This shows the steady but meaningful shift among Republican voters: in a 2013 poll commissioned for Project Right Side, pollsters found 25% support for the freedom to marry – a 14 point shift in opinion in the last two years. Pollsters surveyed 2,000 registered voters, including nearly 800 Republicans and Republican leaning voters just days before the US Supreme Court’s historic decision granting the freedom to marry. The poll also surveyed 500 voters in the early primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada. | National Polling Memo | National Polling Topline
The world is changing fast on LGBT issues and so are Republicans. Between 2011 and 2014, Republican support for the freedom to marry grew by 11 points, while oppositions to any legal recognition fell by 7 points. For every one Republican who became more opposed to same-sex marriage between 2009 and 2014, two became more supportive of it. A majority of Republicans under age 50 now support the freedom to marry for LGBT people. | View Infographic