A majority of Republicans across the country now support some form of legal recognition for gay couples. 12% are in favor of full marriage rights, 39% support civil unions, and only 48% believe there should be no legal rights for gay couples at all.
There are some major divides on the issue within the party:
-57% of Tea Party Republicans oppose any legal recognition for gay couples but that's less than a third of the party's voters. With the majority who don't consider themselves part of the Tea Party only 40% oppose all legal recognition with 16% supporting outright marriage and 44% going for civil unions.
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