KGMI News Reporting
By Tracy Ellis
BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Some Republicans are pushing for their party to drop its opposition to same-sex marriage.
Public opinion on the issue is shifting rapidly and the party is trying to woo younger voters who are more supportive of gay unions.
Todd Donovan is a political science professor at Western Washington University.
Seventeen states, including Washington, allow gay marriage and 59 percent of Americans support it, according to a recent Washington Post-ABC News Poll.
But social conservatives warn that Republicans could lose loyal voters by softening their stance.
A majority of Republicans still oppose gay marriage.