Nat’l Gay Marriage Support Now Equal to Interracial Marriage Support in the 1990′s
Hawkishly watching the latest polling data on issues like gay marriage can be something of a headache. And while 2011 was the tipping point – the majority of Americans now support full marriage equality – sometimes it’s hard to put enormous figures spanning million of people in perspective.
So consider this: National support for marriage equality is now at an almost identical level as support for interracial marriage was in the late 1990′s. Seriously.
Ross, Rachel, Monica and the gang were must-see TV, AOL was king of the interwebs, and only 53% of all Americans were in favor of interracial marriages. It kind of blows your mind, doesn’t it?
Having already reached the tipping point on gay marriage, it’s probably best you buckle your safety belt. We still have our work cut out for us, but it’s only a matter of time before gay marriage is as ubiquitous and accessible as reruns of Friends.
Pretty nifty bit of perspective, eh?