Forty-two percent of Americans now say same sex couples should be allowed to legally marry, a new CBS News/New York Times poll finds. That's up nine points from last month, when 33 percent supported legalizing same sex marriage.

Support for same sex marriage is now at its highest point since CBS News starting asking about it in 2004.

The CBS poll finds that just 28% of Americans now say that gay relationships should be afforded no legal recognition, down from 35% in a poll taken in March. Currently 67% of Americans support either civil unions or full marriage rights for same-sex couples.