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Support for Gay Marriage Increases in Michigan

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A new survey out of Michigan State University shows the support for gay marriage is growing in the state of Michigan.

The survey found that an increase from 48 percent two years ago to 56 percent of the state's residents showed support for gay marriage. 39 percent opposed it today and 51 percent opposed it in 2010.

The questionaire was included in a quarterly done study measuring resident's feelings about the economy and state elected officials conducted over the summer.

This follows a national trend of increased support for the unionization. In seperate studies conducted by Gallup and the Pew Research Center in 1996, 27 percent of Americans supported gay marriage. In 2012, Gallup found 50 percent in favor and the Pew Reseach Center found 45 percent in favor.

Maine, Maryland and Washington all passed ballot initiatives on November 6 to legalize gay marriage. They were the first to approve the unionization by a direct vote of the people.

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