Obviously, there has been a huge political shift in this country. Back in 1996, the Gallup poll reported that 68% of respondents were against same-sex marriage.
When you break down the numbers by party affiliation, 37% of Republicans, 64% of independents, and 76% of Democrats endorse same-sex marriage.
Texas and Louisiana Struggle with Gay Rights
Recent events tell us that apparently the majority of people who support same-sex marriage do not live in Texas or Louisiana.
In fact, the governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal, recently attempted to "protect" those citizens who don't support gay marriage.
Some suspect the executive order was merely a political device. Jindal issued the order soon after similar legislation failed.
Under state law, executive orders expire after the legislative session next year when Jindal will no longer be governor.
Jindal couched the order as a religious freedom referendum. The governor was quoted as saying, "We don't support discrimination in Louisiana, and we do support religious liberty."