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Census Finds More Than a Half Million LGBT Weddings This Decade

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Sep 22, 2014
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.

Census Counts Overestimate Gay Families; Marriage Foes Pounce

By Kilian Melloy | Monday Oct 3, 2011
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 Reflects Nearly 132,000 Married Same-Sex Families

By Hope Yen | Wednesday Sep 28, 2011
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.

Census: Number of Gay Couples in R.I. Increased 48 Percent Over Last Decade

By Joe Siegel | Wednesday Sep 7, 2011
2010 census statistics show the number of same-sex couples in Rhode Island increased 48 percent over the last decade, but the fact the state’s population remained unchanged over the same period suggests the number of gay and lesbian couples actually remained the same.

Do New Gay Census Statistics in Mass. Actually Matter?

By Joe Siegel | Friday Sep 2, 2011
With marriage equality already a reality in Massachusetts, activists in the Bay State discuss new census statistics that show more than 26,000 same-sex couples live in the commonwealth.

Do New Gay Census Statistics Matter to Fla. Lawmakers?

By Steven Skelley | Wednesday Aug 31, 2011
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.

Will New Census Statistics Spur Md. Lawmakers to Support Marriage Equality?

By Michael K. Lavers | Friday Aug 19, 2011
Marriage equality activists hope new census statistics that show the number of same-sex couples in Maryland increased by more than 50 percent over the last decade will spur state lawmakers to support nuptials for gays and lesbians.

Census: Dallas and Austin Among Country’s Gayest Cities

By Eric Miller | Friday Aug 19, 2011
2010 census statistics that UCLA’s Williams Institute analyzed found that Dallas and Austin are among the gayest cities in the country. The Williams Institute also found that Dallas has the highest concentration of same-sex couples in Texas.

87% Increase in Same-Sex Nevada Households Since 2000

By Shaun Knittel | Thursday Aug 11, 2011
2010 census statistics indicate the number of same-sex households in Nevada grew 87 percent from 2000 to 2010. Activists maintain the documented 9,000 same-sex households in the state are almost certainly higher.

Same-Sex Couples Moving Out of Seattle’s Gayborhoods

By Shaun Knittel | Thursday Aug 11, 2011
New U.S. Census Bureau statistics indicate the number of same-sex households in Washington increased 50 percent between 2000 and 2010. The statistics also indicate the majority of this increase happened outside Seattle.