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Should religion give businesses an excuse to not serve gay couples?
Should religion give businesses an excuse to not serve gay couples?

There is strong support for gay marriage in the United States, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll, but there is even stronger support for allowing businesses to deny services to same-sex couples on religious grounds. Americans favor same-sex marriage by 44% to 39%, with 15% having no opinion, according to the poll published Thursday. It also found that 57% of respondents said they favored a religious exemption, and 39% said they were opposed. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. The question has taken on more urgency in recent weeks after a string of legal battles in New York, Oregon, Colorado, Washington, Illinois and New Mexico. ...

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