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State lgbt equality laws lag behind popular opinion

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October 28, 2009

According to an article in the current American Political Science Review (103 APSR 367), popular support for enacting anti-discrimination and relationship recognition laws is significantly ahead of legislative action in most states. The authors find "a surprising amount of noncongruence [between public opinion and policy adoption]—for some policies, even clear supermajority support seems insufficient for […]

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Latest opinion poll summary chart

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June 14, 2009

 From 538 Clarification: the hollow dots indicate that the state does not have such protection in its laws; filled in dots indicate that the state's law includes the right at issue.

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