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Supporters of same-sex marriage rejoice outside the Supreme Court after the court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

With Pride Month underway, Gallup reports that U.S. support for legal same-sex marriage hit a record 70%.

Why it matters: The number has continued to trend upward since Gallup began conducting the poll a quarter-century ago. This year's figure marks a 10% increase since 2015, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled same-sex marriages as constitutional.

  • Same-sex marriages drew 27% support when Gallup first asked the question in 1996. It eventually reached majority support in 2011.

By the numbers: A small majority of Republicans (55%) supported same-sex marriage for the first time in 2021. The GOP has "consistently been the party group least in favor of same-sex marriage," Gallup writes, and has been a driving force behind wider support among all Americans.

  • The 83% support among Democrats is consistent with the level seen in recent years, which "could suggest that support for gay marriage has reached a ceiling for this group," per Gallup.
  • 84% of young adults, 72% of middle-aged adults, and 60% of older adults said in the poll they support same-sex marriage.

Go deeper ... Poll: LGBTQ kids find more acceptance online than at home

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Jun 8, 2021 - Health

Axios-Ipsos poll: America says goodbye to the pandemic

Data: Axios-Ipsos poll; Survey of U.S. adults, March 5-8 and June 4-7, 2021; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

In a very short time, Americans have returned to doing the things many haven't done in a long time — and now see less risk than ever in returning to their pre-pandemic lives, according to the latest installment of the Axios/Ipsos Coronavirus Index.

The big picture: The number of people who say they've ventured out to eat or see friends and relatives has been inching up steadily as Americans get their shots. And compared to just three months ago, their perception of the risk has plummeted.

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Biden: U.S. combat mission in Iraq will end this year

Biden returning to the White House on July 25. Photo: Samuel Corum/Getty Images

The United States' combat mission against the Islamic State in Iraq will be completed "by the end of the year," President Biden said Monday prior to a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi.

Why it matters: Biden is close to shifting the U.S. military mission in Iraq to a fully advisory role more than 18 years after combat troops were sent to the country under the former President George W. Bush.

How extreme weather feeds inflation

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

This summer's extreme weather is having ripple effects that could raise food prices in the U.S. and disrupt diets around the world.

Why it matters: Climate scientists and food supply experts, like those at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome, have long warned about the impact of human-caused global warming on prices, food shortages and hunger.