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Majority of Democrats have no issue with their children being gay

“If you had a child who told you he or she was gay or lesbian, would you be very upset, somewhat upset, not very upset, or not upset at all?”

— A question posed by McClatchy-Marist in a poll to 1035 participants. Of those questioned who identified as Republicans, 60 percent stated they would be “very upset” or somewhat upset if their child came out to them, in contrast to just 28 percent of those identifying as Democrats. Fifty-two percent of Democrats questioned would have no issue with their child coming out to them, with 25 percent of Republicans choosing “not upset at all.”

Source: Marist College Institute for Public Opinion

Read a full assessment of the poll by political editor Justin Snow here.

Rhuaridh Marr is Metro Weekly's managing editor. He can be reached at