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Changing Attitudes on Gay Marriage
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Partisan divides over political values widen 2. This page was last edited on 17 Decemberat Complicating matters, Conservative Party Leader Stephen Harper indicated that a Conservative government would work to restore the prohibition on same-sex marriage if Parliament voted to do so in a free vote. This marked the first Gallup poll where a majority of Americans aged 65 and older supported same-sex marriage. Angus Reid Global Monitor". Controversially, over 30 members of the House did not attend the vote, the majority of whom were Liberals who had voted against legalizing same-sex marriage in