Reasons to favor same-sex marriage in the United States in 2012

Why are you in favor of same-sex marriage?

Reasons to favor same-sex marriage in the United States in 2012 This statistic shows the results of a 2012 survey among American adults in favor of legal same-sex marriage. They were asked to give reasons for this decision. 32 percent of respondents stated that they supported same-sex marriage because they believed everyone should have the same rights and freedoms.
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Why are you in favor of same-sex marriage?

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Share of respondents
Equal rights/everyone should have same rights, freedoms32%
Personal choice/Love, happiness matters, not sexual orientation32%
Not my business/Not government's business to decide14%
Have friends/family who are gay/lesbian9%
Everyone is equal in God's eyes5%
Born that way4%
Medical, insurance, financial purposes3%
Need to separate state and church2%
Other5%
No opinion5%
Share of respondents
Equal rights/everyone should have same rights, freedoms32%
Personal choice/Love, happiness matters, not sexual orientation32%
Not my business/Not government's business to decide14%
Have friends/family who are gay/lesbian9%
Everyone is equal in God's eyes5%
Born that way4%
Medical, insurance, financial purposes3%
Need to separate state and church2%
Other5%
No opinion5%
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This statistic shows the results of a 2012 survey among American adults in favor of legal same-sex marriage. They were asked to give reasons for this decision. 32 percent of respondents stated that they supported same-sex marriage because they believed everyone should have the same rights and freedoms.
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