Wedlock Opposed for Gays Granting Benefits OK, Poll Shows
WASHINGTON -- Just more than half of Americans say gay couples should not be allowed to marry, according to an Associated Press poll. But just as many say gay partners should have some legal rights of a married couple -- such as inheritance, Social Security benefits and health insurance.
More women than men feel gay marriage is OK. So do more Democrats than Republicans, more young people than old, more people who feel gays are born with that sexual orientation.
Jeanne McFarlane, a 57-year-old retiree from Plantation in South Florida, said in an interview, "The ideal of marriage is family, and a child needs both sexes to be brought up properly." But she also said gay …
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