A new poll issued by the Rutgers-Eagleton association shows support for marriage in equality in the state of New Jersey at an all-time high; over 62 percent of voters in the Garden State said they would happily vote for marriage equality should it be placed on a ballot. The poll also showed that a decisive majority of voters—over 75 percent—favor the issue going to a ballot vote to bring gay marriage to the state.
The poll also found support for gay marriage to be at considerable figures in key demographics, and illustrated significant increases from polling last year, following Governor Chris Christie’s veto of a historic marriage bill that was initially passed by the state legislature. In particular, support for gay marriage has spiked among Catholics and men in the garden state.
According to the poll issued by the Rutgers-Eagleton association, those supporting gay marriage equality include the following:
· 63 percent of Catholics in New Jersey support gay marriage
· 63 percent of Independents in New Jersey support gay marriage
· 60 percent of men in New Jersey support gay marriage
· 64 percent of women in New Jersey support gay marriage
· 72 percent of Democrats in New Jersey support gay marriage
· 51 percent of African Americans in New Jersey support gay marriage
The Human Rights Campaign announced that they have recently partnered with the Garden State Quality Organization and a number of other civil rights, progressive, labor, and faith-based organizations as part of the Garden State Coalition for Equality. Together these groups are working hard to eliminate bullying and secure lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual rights in the state of New Jersey.