Brown poll: Rhode Islanders support gay marriage

A Brown University poll finds 60 percent of those surveyed support legalizing gay marriage in Rhode Island.

The poll released Thursday finds that 26 percent of people asked oppose legalizing same-sex marriage. The remainder either didn't give an answer, said they didn't know, or it depends.

The poll conducted Feb. 21-23 surveyed a random sample of 593 registered Rhode Island voters. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

Rhode Island is the only New England state where gay marriage is not legal.

The House of Representatives has passed legislation that would allow it. The bill is awaiting consideration in the Senate, where Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed opposes it.