*On the heels of Tuesday’s Proposition 8 ruling, the Gallup Poll released a new survey revealing most Americans are still opposed to same-sex marriage.

Fifty-seven percent of Americans say marriages between same-sex couples should not be recognized by the law as valid. While a significant drop from 1996 when 68 percent said so, opposition to same-sex marriage has remained stable between 53 and 59 percent since 2004.

Support for legal same-sex marriage is currently at 40 percent. Although a jump from 27 percent in 1996, support has stalled in recent years, peaking at 46 percent in 2007.

The survey results come as same-sex marriage remains banned in California. On Tuesday, the state Supreme Court ruled 6-1 to uphold Proposition 8 – a voter-approved measure defining marriage as between a man and a woman.

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