NEW YORK, December 22, 2003 ( – A Nationwide New York Times/CBS News poll has recently found that 55 percent of Americans wants to amend the constitution, to permanently enshrine the definition of marriage as the union of a man and a woman.  Last week, U.S. president George W. Bush gave his support to the idea, saying “I will support a constitutional amendment which would honour marriage between a man and a woman, codify that.”  A constitutional amendment banning gay marriage would override any state court ruling or legislation, such as the ruling passed last month in Massachusetts, in which the court ruled four to three in favour of gay marriage.  Read the New York Times coverage of the poll at:   Also read prior LifeSiteNews coverage of an earlier poll on homosexual issues at: