Frank Capley (left) and Joe Alfano protest the San Francisco county clerk's denial of marriage licenses to same-sex couples on Feb. 14.
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March 20, 2013 Having a gay friend or family member has led many Americans to change their stance from opposing to supporting same-sex marriage.
May 4, 2011 Conservatives were once categorized as fiscal or social conservatives. While the split is not gone, it's apparently eroding as more conservatives combine both opposition for abortion and gay marriage with antipathy for deficits and the debt.
March 24, 2011 President Obama held a 10-percentage point lead over a generic Republican candidate and led among political independents. Meanwhile, no presumptive Republican candidate had a clear lead overall though Mitt Romney led with those in the Tea Party movement while Huckabee led with evangelicals.
September 23, 2010 A new Pew poll shows political independents giving Republicans a big edge due to their anger with the party in power, a trend in recent years. They are specifically upset with President Obama's handling of the economy.
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