There is GOOD NEWS for the country. Attitudes toward gay marriage have changed dramatically over the last 10 years.
Pew Research has released an analysis of survey data on Americans’ attitudes toward gay marriage going back to 2003-2004 which shows that support for gay marriage has increased dramatically in the last nine years across all groups, old and young alike Forty-six percent of Americans now FAVOR same sex marriage, up from just 32% in 2003-2004. A decade ago, Pew could not find a single demographic with majority support for gay marriage. Now, it finds majority support among the young, women, college graduates and those with some college, upper income groups and Americans living in the Northeast or West. Majority opposition to gay marriage is now concentrated among the elderly (over 65), men over 50, Southerners, non-Hispanic Blacks, and Americans with less than a high school education. Even among those groups only bare majorities now oppose gay marriage. The definite trend among all groups is a decline of opposition to gay marriage and an increase of support for same-sex marriage.
You can see more on Pew’s analysis including a detailed breakdown of the results by group here: http://www.people-press.org/2012/05/23/changing-views-of-gay-marriage-a-deeper-analysis/?src=rss_main