Poll shows more Pennsylvanians support marriage equality

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February 8, 2013

A recent poll suggests the attitude toward gay marriage in Pennsylvania may be changing. A poll from Franklin & Marshall College indicates more Pennsylvanians are supporting gay marriage. Right now the law prohibits gay marriage, but the poll shows 52 percent are in favor of it. That is an increase of nearly 30 percent from seven years ago in the Keystone State. Ted Martin is the Executive Director of Equality Pennsylvania. He said the numbers show people are also concerned about non-discrimination and protection against hate crimes. Martin said state lawmakers need to implement more laws to protect gays, lesbians and transgender residents. He says it's still legal to fire someone for being gay or evict them from their apartment or even deny them a hotel room.