Does ‘Respect for Marriage Act’ Jeopardize Religious Freedom?
Most voters support federal legislation to protect same-sex marriage rights, but share concerns about its impact on religious freedom.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 62% of Likely U.S. voters approve of the Respect for Marriage Act (RMA), which would guarantee recognition of same-sex marriage under federal law, including 40% who Strongly Approve. Thirty-three percent (33%) disapprove of the legislation, including 21% who Strongly Disapprove. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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