As some GOP legislators are considering renewing their effort to pass a Constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, a new poll suggests a majority of North Carolinians now support at least some legal recognition of same-sex couples.
More than one-quarter believe gay people should have full marriage rights, according to a new Elon University survey released Monday.
The poll found an erosion of support since March 2009 among those opposed to all legal recognition of same-sex partnerships, down from 44 percent to 35 percent.
About 29 percent supported civil unions or partnerships for same-sex couples but not full marriage rights. About 28 percent of people support marriage rights.
The poll was conducted last week and surveyed 467 North Carolina residents. It had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.6 percentage points.