The Pew Research Center is finding increased support for liberal social issues. Opposition to gay marriage is down from 64% in February 2004 to 51% now. Most likley support for civil unions would be even stronger, but if this trend continues such a compromise might not even be necessary long term. My bet is that opposition will continue to decrease as people get become more accustomed to the idea. One idea they aren’t going for is banning abortion. A majority opposes the South Dakota ban on abortions by 58% 6 to 34%.