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Poll: 'Sea Change' In Support For Gays In The Military


McInturff described the results as a triumph for America:

For a country to over a generation have this level of change in a social policy of this magnitude is, I think, unheard of in the world -- in the history of the world. I mean, this is just an incredible country. And if you look back at gay marriage, and you look back at attitudes of gays in policy and you go back 20 years, this is a sea change in tolerance and acceptance on a scale that is profound, and I think could not happen anywhere else in the world except this country."

Back in February, we reported that public support for gays in the military often depends on the wording used to describe homosexuals. According to a CBS News/New York Times poll at the time, 70% of respondents supported "gay men and lesbians" in the military, compared to 57% who supported "homosexuals."

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