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More than a half a million LGBT Americans have married their same-sex partner since marriage equality first allowed them to marry, reports the United States Census Bureau this week.
Officials say that the 2010 U.S. Census overcounted gay and lesbian families, due to confusion about how to fill out last year’s questionnaire. Moreover, the Census did not directly ask about gay and lesbian couples.
Census figures released Tuesday provide a rare snapshot of married and unmarried same-sex couples in the U.S. based on the government count conducted last year, when gay marriage was legal in five states and the District of Columbia.
Statistics from the 2010 census show the number of same-sex couples in Florida has increased by more than 21,000 over the last decade. The question remains, however, whether state lawmakers will listen to LGBT Floridians.
The 2010 Census did not ask America’s gay families to identify themselves, but through some cross-referencing and detective work information on the country’s same-sex families can nonetheless be inferred. The Williams Institute is set to do just that.
In Time for St. Valentine’s Day: Census Data Suggests Marriage Acceptance Brings Gay Families Out of the Closet
It’s been known as anecdotally true for some time that the greater the visibility of GLBT individuals, the greater their acceptance in society at large--and thus, in a virtuous circle, the greater the visibility of GLBT individuals.
India is busily conducting its 15th national census, with millions of government workers deploying across the country to tally its estimated 1.17 billion people and ask questions on housing, work and education that should give a clearer picture of the world’s most populous democracy and its vast needs.
The number of poor people in the U.S. is millions higher than previously known, with 1 in 6 Americans - many of them 65 and older - struggling in poverty due to rising medical care and other costs, according to preliminary census figures released Wednesday.
Analysis of the 2009 American Community Survey shows that Washington, D.C., leads the nation in the number of male same-sex households; Massachusetts, the first state to legalize marriage equality, leads with the most lesbian households.
As the recession shook Americans’ confidence last year, new figures show that weddings for people 18 and older dropped to the lowest point in over a hundred years.
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