Majority: Most Americans now support legalizing civil marriage for same-sex couples.
Starting around 2011-2012 various national US polls began finding the scales had tipped on legalizing civil marriage for same-sex couples. Polling now consistently finds a slim majority of Americans support same-sex marriage. With New Jersey becoming the 14th state -plus DC- to allow same-sex marriages, 30% of Americans now live in a state where both same-sex and opposite-sex couples may legally marry. Another 13% live in states allowing opposite-sex couples to marry and allowing same-sex couples to enter into civil unions. As of last week, Oregon also recognizes same-sex marriages performed out-of-state. Eight counties in New Mexico are also issuing marriage licenses. Six tribal jurisdictions in the US also offer legal same-sex marriages. And there are pending lawsuits seeking to legalize marriage for same-sex couples in more than half a dozen states.