Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Married Gays Stats

Posted: 27 Sep 2011 02:24 PM PDT
Aa-Census-Bureau-logo-ofThe U.S. Census Bureau on Tuesday unveiled new data revealing that 131,729 married gay couples and 514,735 gay unmarried couples live in the United States.
Based on information complied as part of the 2010 census — the first time ever data on gay couples was collected as part of the effort — the new figures revise earlier estimates of same-sex couples published in the summer. Initial data showed 349,377 married same-sex couple households and 552,620 same-sex unmarried partner households.
Census Bureau staff discovered an inconsistency in the responses statistics that artificially inflated the number of same-sex couples. The adjusted results are closer to previously released estimates of the 2010 American Community Survey for same-sex married and unmarried partners.
U.K. Straight Divorce Rates Twice As High As Gay Dissolutions
New data from the U.K. may counter stereotypes about the instability of gay relationships, as it indicates same-sex couples in civil partnerships are ending their relationships at half the rate of straight married couples.  Recently released Office of National Statistics figures from 2010 — the latest available — showed 2.5% of civil partnerships dissolving in the first four years, while 5.5% of marriages ended in divorce in the same span of time. -
U.S. Lawmakers Seek Added Protections For Bi-national Gay Couples
U.S. House Democrats are calling on the Obama administration for more explicit assurances that new immigration policy will enable foreign nationals to stay in the United States if they’re in same-sex relationships with American citizens.     In two separateletters dated Sept. 27, 69 lawmakers seek additional clarification from the Department of Homeland Security and the Justice Department that bi-national same-sex couples will be included in policy that aims to take low priority cases out of the deportation pipeline.-


J said...

I predict that gay divorces will catch up with straight divorces soon enough.

Stew said...

We have one local church here that turns gays away and fights for the sanctity of marriage. It's the same church that is known for their divorce support program.