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Poll shows divide on gay marriage

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Jun 20, 2013 at 8:41 am

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) A new poll shows Minnesotans are about evenly divided on same-sex marriage. 

Just weeks after the unions were legalized in Minnesota, a poll by the Star Tribune finds 46 percent of those surveyed support the new law which says gay and lesbian couples have the right to marry beginning Aug. 1. Forty-four percent are opposed and 10 percent are undecided. 

The poll shows more support for same-gender marriage compared to a similar poll in February when 38 percent favored it. Two years ago, Republicans in control of the Legislature proposed a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. Voters defeated the measure. 

The phone poll surveyed 800 Minnesota adults June 11-13 and has an error margin of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

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