Citizens split on Supreme Court gay marriage decision - 525 citizens

Jun 27, 2015

In light of the US Supreme Court ruling in which it declared that gay and lesbian couples have a right to marry, the Live Free or Die Alliance (LFDA) asked Facebook members, “Do you agree with the US Supreme Court decision that same-sex marriage is a civil right?”

“Do you agree with the US Supreme Court decision that same-sex marriage is a civil right?”

Results: Yes or No Respondents

Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decision NH Citizen Voices Chart

Participation: 525 participants gave 1,533 responses

A total of 70% of those participating gave a 'yes or no' response to the question. The remaining 30% of participants engaged in the discussion but did not give a yes or no response. In total, the LFDA received 1,533 responses from 525 individuals. (Click here for details on our methodology.)

What Participants Said:

No: A slight majority of ‘yes or no’ respondents, at 51%, opposed the US Supreme Court decision that same-sex marriage is a civil right.

  • “This is wrong. Marriage is between a man and a woman.”
  • “I have a problem with them meddling in things that are either States’ rights, moral questions/issues or things that are already covered by our founding documents.”

Yes: A minority, at 49% of ‘yes or no’ respondents, were in favor of the US Supreme Court decision that same-sex marriage is a civil right.

  • “Equal protection under the law means that the law applies the same way to everyone.”
  • “The government may not limit the rights of individuals based on the tradition, beliefs, or under-informed, baseless fear of another group of individuals.”

Other: As noted above, 30% of those participating did not give a yes or no response, instead addressing their comments to related questions and issues. These included:

  • Debating the merits of the legal system.
  • Commenting on some of the language used in the ruling.
  • Posing rhetorical questions: "What happened to separation of church and State?"

*Editor selection of actual participant quotes. 

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