Thursday, November 8, 2012

One in Five Gay Couples Now Live in Marriage Equality

Thanks to Tuesday’s votes establishing marriage equality in Maine, Maryland, and Washington State, one in five U.S. same-sex couples now live in a state where they can legally marry, according to the Williams Institute.

The institute’s analysis of 2010 Census data indicates that there are approximately 35,000 same-sex couples in those three states. The votes this week mean that nine states and the District of Columbia now have marriage equality, and 20% of the same-sex couples in the nation live in those jurisdictions, the institute reports.

If the U.S. Supreme Court affirms or lets stand a federal appeals court decision striking down California’s anti-equality Proposition 8, 35% of same-sex couples in the U.S. will live in states where they can marry, the institute notes.

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  1. YEAH for us, not sure what I am happier for marriage or that you are blogging again!

    I know you are busy, miss & love you Midge

  2. I am blesed to be alive, during this awakening! I too am glad you are blogging again. May the justice continue to spread State by State, untill the US has national equality. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
    Love M&D