DES MOINES–A poll from The Des Moines Register released today shows a plurality of Iowans–36 percent–have come to terms with marriage equality in Iowa, saying that it doesn’t affect them. In addition, 28 percent of Iowans say they are proud that Iowa is a marriage equality state. Similarly, in a February 2012 poll from The Des Moines Register, 56 percent of respondents said they were opposed to the legislature passing a state constitutional ban on marriage for gays and lesbians.
The following is a statement from Donna Red Wing, Executive Director of One Iowa, the state’s leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organization:
“The latest poll from The Des Moines Register tells us what we already know to be true–the tide for LGBT equality is turning. Month after month, we see more states embrace the freedom to marry. We see the state and federal courts knocking down marriage bans, paving the way for justice for all. We see new laws all around the country protecting our transgender brothers and sisters. We see national polling for marriage equality at its highest point.