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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Acceptance of Gay/Lesbian Lifestyle Increasing

Americans are increasingly accepting of homosexuality, according to recent findings by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press. Opposition to such divisive issues as gay marriage has fallen considerably in the past couple of years, and a majority (60%) favor allowing gays and lesbians to serve in the military. Support for gay and lesbian couples adopting children is now split evenly, whereas a clear majority opposed it in 1999.

The trend toward greater acceptance cuts across most all major demographic groups, with white evangelical Protestants being the primary exception.