Written by Instinct Staff | Monday, 02 November 2009
The Williams Institute for Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy has evaluated the historic 2008 U.S. Census, and arrived at some noteworthy, unprecedented findings about same-sex households in America.
Some interesting highlights of the analysis, released today, include:
Massachusetts, the first state to permit marriage for same-sex couples in 2004, had an estimated 3.63 same-sex spousal couples per 1,000 households in 2008, ranking first among all states. Vermont, which has offered civil unions since 2000, ranked second at 2.71.The remaining top five states ranked by same-sex spouse prevalence were Hawaii (2.43), Utah (2.32), and Wyoming (2.28). The District of Columbia had the highest prevalence of same-sex unmarried partners per 1,000...FULL STORY