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Poll finds split over marriage amendment (in Mass) | Boston Globe
Poll finds split over marriage amendment

By Frank Phillips, Globe Staff, 4/6/2004

Massachusetts residents were evenly divided over the Legislature's compromise proposal that bans gay marriage but also provides civil unions for same sex couples, according to a University of Massachusetts poll conducted over the past week.

In the first test of public opinion since the lawmakers' historic vote on March 29, the proposed amendment to the state constitution fell short of getting majority support in the poll, with 47 percent backing the measure and 47 opposing it.

The poll, which was taken March 30 through April 4, also found that given specific choices, 40 percent of those surveyed supported gay marriage while 28 percent supported a ban on gay marriage that would also provide for civil unions.

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