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GAY MARRIAGE FACTS AND STATISTICS

Latest Gay Marriage Support Poll

Strongly favor/favor: 55%

Oppose/strongly appose: 44%

Unsure: 2%

Support Trends

Public support for gay marriage has increased about 1% annually over the last two decades.

Statisticians predicted a majority of Americans would support gay marriage by 2012.

STATES WHERE GAY MARRIAGE IS LEGAL (20)

2004

Massachusetts

2008

Connecticut

2009

Iowa

Vermont

2010

New Hampshire

Washington, D.C. (2010) (not a state)

2012

New York

Washington

Maine

Maryland

2013

Rhode Island

Delaware

Minnesota

New Jersey

California

Hawaii

2014

Illinois

New Mexico

Oregon

Pennsylvania

West Virginia

Virginia

North Carolina

South Carolina

Indiana

Wisconsin

Oklahoma

Kansas

Colorado

Wyoming

Utah

Idaho

Nevada

Alaska

GAY COUPLES DEMOGRAPHICS

The most recent census did not count gay marriages directly, so the following are estimates based on how people reported their household. It counts households with 2 members of the same sex that are unrelated. So this includes things like domestic partnerships.

Total Number of Gay Couples: 594,391

Number of People in a Couple: 1.2 Million

State With the Most Couples: California (92,138)

State With the Least Couples: North Dakota (703)

Highest Concentration of Gay Couple (% of all couples): Washington, D.C. (1.29%)

Lowest Concentration of Gay Couples (% of all couples): North and South Dakota (.22%)

Gay people make up 1-4% of the population in most cities, but are more concentrated in metropolitan areas.

Gay Marriage Facts and Statistics Source: 2000 Census.

Most Same-Sex Couples by State

New York, NY: 47,000

Los Angeles, CA: 12,000

Chicago, IL: 10,000

Gay Marriage Facts and Statistics Source: 2000 Census.

Highest LGBT Concentration by Major Metropolitan City

San Francisco, CA: 15.4%

Seattle, WA: 12.9%

Atlanta, GA: 12.8%

Gay Marriage Facts and Statistics Source: 2000 Census.

Lowest LGBT Concentration by Major Metropolitan City

Detroit, MI: 1.5%

Richmond, VA: 3.4%

Cleveland, OH and Memphis, TN: 3.5%

Gay Marriage Facts and Statistics Source: 2000 Census.

Source: galperlaw.com

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