WASHINGTON, DC, May 19, 2004 ( –  On Monday, the day the courts invalidated the marriage laws of Massachusetts, the Alliance for Marriage released new Wirthlin Worldwide data showing majority support for a constitutional amendment to protect marriage.  African-American groups from Boston, along with other members of the Alliance for Marriage’s (AFM) diverse coalition, revealed the latest poll results which show 67% of Americans support the amendment.  The poll interviewed 1000 U.S. adults via telephone from April 2-5.  The poll found that 67% agreed with an amendment stating: “Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman.  Neither this constitution, nor the constitution of any state, shall be construed to require that marriage or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon any union other than the union of a man and a woman.”  The poll results hold steady across major ethnic backgrounds.  67% of Blacks, Whites, and Hispanics, supported the amendment.  Moreover, agreement with the amendment did not vary by gender either, with 66% of men and 66% of women agreeing to it.  See the poll results at:


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