General Article Religious Britons support gay marriage

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  • Extensive poll creates ‘holes below waterline’ for Bishop’s objection to equal marriage
  • 83% say ‘no problem’ with a gay heir to the throne
  • poll of more than 2,000 people conducted by YouGov for Stonewall has revealed that three in five people of faith support Government plans to extend civil marriage to same-sex couples, despite a vitriolic campaign against the proposal by some faith leaders.

Stonewall’s five-yearly polling of public attitudes, for its 2012 Living Together report, shows that more than 80% of British adults under 50 now support the proposal.

The YouGov poll shows three in five people say there’s still public prejudice against Britain’s 3.7 million lesbian, gay and bisexual people, and four in five believe it’s right to tackle that prejudice where they say it exists. The report also finds that more than four in five people would have no objection if the first child – and heir to the throne – of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge grew up to be lesbian, gay or bi...

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