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Majority of Floridians Support Gay Marriage, According to New Poll

Oh, Florida. You were off to such a terrible start today (as is the case most days). With this, and then this.

But now... you go and do something like this...and totally redeem yourself! 

No, really.

According to a Washington Post poll conducted in September, 54 percent of Florida voters think gay marriage should be legal.

High-five, Florida! You sexy bastard!

Thirty-three percent still think it should be between a man and a woman. 

Because, well, FLORIDA!

The poll was conducted by telephone among a random sample of 1,107 adults in Florida between September 19 to 23. 

The Washington Post also polled Ohio with the same questions. Presumably because the Washington Post wanted to get to the bottom of which state is more of a fucked up backwater place once and for all.

Almost two-thirds of those polled who are younger than 40 say they support legalizing gay marriage. Those aged 40 to 49 mostly say they favor gay marriage.

However, old people are not as keen on the idea of Florida gaying it up as younger people are, according to the poll.

The good news, overall, is that the state is slowly changing its mind about the issue. 

In 2008, the Washington Post conducted a similar poll and found that a whopping 62 percent of Floridan voters were against the idea, or at least wanted to limit gay marriage (whatever that means).

But now the new poll shows progress. And progress is good. Especially in Florida. 

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