Study Polls Utahns About Same Sex Unions

Study Polls Utahns About Same Sex Unions

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- A new survey finds that people who oppose some sort of legal recognition for homosexual couples are in the minority in Utah.

The University of Utah Social Research Institute conducted the research.

They asked 521 people around the state various questions about same-sex couples.

Nearly half said they should be able to form civil unions, and another ten percent were undecided. More than half said same-sex partners should be eligible for employer benefits. And almost 70 percent said people should be able to visit their same-sex partners in hospitals, and be involved in end-of-life decisions.

Things were a bit different when it comes to children. Sixty-one percent said gays should NOT have custody of children -- whether they're adopted or biological. A majority opposes allowing gays into private youth organizations, such as the Boy Scouts, and they oppose gay-straight student alliances in schools.

The research was funded by the Richard Nathan Trust of New York and the Rainbow Card Endowment.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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