On this issue, progress is in baby steps. Same-sex marriage was rarely talked about more than 10-15 years ago. It's going to take a lot of time for people to really consider this as an equal rights issue, but I believe it will happen.
Although six in 10 Americans think some form of legal recognition is appropriate for same-sex couples, only a third of Americans think those couples should be allowed to marry. Another 27 percent of Americans support civil unions for same-sex couples, while 35 percent thinks there should be no legal recognition of same-sex relationships at all. Americans are somewhat more supporting of gay marriage or civil unions than they were in 2004. Then just 22 percent supported gay marriage and 40 percent said there should be no legal recognition of same-sex relationships.