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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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Aug 7, 2021 - Sports

Exclusive poll: Trouble ahead for the Beijing Olympics

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Data: Momentive; Chart: Danielle Alberti/Axios

Nearly half of Americans say China shouldn't be allowed to host the Winter Games in 2022 because of its record of human rights abuses, a new Axios/Momentive poll finds.

Why it matters: These results suggest that, in addition to facing public health challenges over the continued spread of COVID, the Beijing Games will be politically divisive for a large segment of the American audience.

Updated 40 mins ago - World

State Department orders evacuation of U.S. diplomats' families from Ukraine

From left, Under Secretary for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and U.S. Chargés d'Affaires in Ukraine Kristina Kvien during a meeting with Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal in Kyiv. Photo: Yevhen Liubimov/ Ukrinform/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

The State Department will begin evacuating families and non-essential staff from the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv this week, according to a travel advisory published Sunday evening.

Why it matters: The move underscores U.S. fears that a Russian invasion could destabilize Ukraine and threaten embassy's ability to assist Americans.

Perfect storm brewing for extreme politicians

Data: Axios research; Table: Jacque Schrag/Axios

Redistricting and a flood of departing incumbents are paving the way for more extreme candidates in this year's midterm elections.

Driving the news: At least 19 House districts in 12 states are primed to attract such candidates — hard partisans running in strongly partisan districts — according to an Axios analysis of districts as measured by the Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index (PVI).