Half of all Americans believe that gay men and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll in which a large majority also said businesses should not be able to deny serving gays for religious reasons. Fifty percent say the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of equal protection gives gays the right to marry, while 41 percent say it does not. Beyond the constitutional questions, a record-high 59 percent say they support same-sex marriage, while 34 percent are opposed, the widest margin tracked in Post-ABC polling.THE REASON THE POLLING IS SO HIGH IS SIMPLE:
MANY PEOPLE MISREAD THE QUESTION...
AND THOUGHT THE POLLSTER ASKED IF THEY SUPPORTED SOME-SEX MARRIAGE!