The Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday about whether same-sex couples have the constitutional right to marry , and this has thrust the issue back into the spotlight - and the presidential campaign. That's up from 46 percent in November , and the percentage of people who believe it should not be legal has dropped to 35 percent today from 41 percent on November But the Republicans running for president or who are expected to run say they still support the view that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. Some have taken a milder tone and say that they would attend the wedding of a friend or family member who was gay, even if they didn't believe they should be getting married.
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Fred S. Karger born January 31, is an American political consultant , gay rights activist and watchdog , and former actor. Karger has worked on nine presidential campaigns and served as a senior consultant to the campaigns of Presidents Ronald Reagan , George H. Bush and Gerald Ford. Karger, who owned a brokerage firm. Karger moved to Los Angeles from Chicago and began acting. However, Karger continued to follow his passion for politics, and eventually landed with the Dolphin Group in
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Thirty-four percent of voters say they'd prefer a presidential candidate to support gay marriage, and just 26 percent say they'd prefer a candidate to oppose it. Most Democrats want a gay-marriage advocate, while Republicans voters are more likely to say they don't care or are unsure than that they'd actively favor an anti-gay marriage candidate. According to the latest results, voters on both sides of the debate are about equally likely to consider the issue a deal-breaker, with 57 percent of voters who'd prefer a gay marriage supporter saying they wouldn't vote for a gay marriage opponent, and 58 percent of voters who'd prefer a gay marriage opponent saying they wouldn't vote for a supporter. Since supporters make up a slightly bigger chunk of the population, that translates to about 20 percent of voters overall who say opposition to gay marriage is a deal-breaker, while about 15 percent say supporting it is.
Fred Karger will not win the Republican nomination. But he has at least made history as the first openly gay candidate to run in the race. Campaigning fiercely in New Hampshire last week, Karger, 61, does not really see it that way. He proudly wears a rainbow flag lapel badge on his suit and is obviously pro-gay marriage, but he finds most voters do not care too much about his sex life.