Issues: LGBT voters impact

Some members of the Robert Morris University Student Alliance for Equality are hoping the 2012 presidential election will lead to the legalization of gay marriage.

The 25 member club is favoring Barack Obama for another presidential term.

SAFE club president Adrianna Carbonara said this is her first year voting, and although she doesn’t favor either candidate, she knows Obama will work towards same–sex marriage.

According to a Pew Research survey, 47 percent of voters favor gay marriage, while 43 percent oppose it. That’s a 30 percent increase from 2008.

In another study by the Pew Research Center, 67 percent of Democrats said that homosexuality should be accepted, compared to 40 percent of Republicans. The same source stated roughly half of all Americans feel that President Obama’s support for gay marriage did not affect their opinion of the president.