Latino Catholics Support Gay Marriage

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On Wednesday a federal judge ruled that California’s law banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. According to a recent poll, the majority of Californians now support same-sex marriage, and Latino Catholics in California are significantly more likely to support same-sex marriage than Latino Protestants.

The Public Religion Research Institute's July 21 report on "Religion and Same-Sex Marriage in California" found that 57 percent of Catholic Latinos are inclined to support same-sex marriage, compared to only 22 percent of Protestant Latinos. Latino Catholics also said they "trust the parents of gay and lesbian children more than their own clergy as a source of information about homosexuality." The report surveyed 3,351 California adults.