Michigan: Marriage equality support over 56%

Michigan: Marriage equality support over 56%

According to a new poll by The Detroit News and WDIV-TV Channel 4, 56.8 percent of Michigan voters now support the freedom to marry — up 12.5 percent from last year — while just 36.7 percent oppose it.

The support is in stark contrast to 2004, when Michigan voters approved a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.

At least 65 percent favor some form of civil unions, but those are also banned by the state’s anti-gay constitutional amendment regarding marriage. The new poll shows 54 percent would be prepared to vote to repeal that ban.

A November poll similarly found that 56 percent support equality.