Printer Icon

96,000 Same-sex Couples Married Since U.S. Supreme Court Decision

By The Williams Institute - 2015-11-07

Summary

Same-sex American couples who have tied the knot account for 11 percent of all summer weddings.

"In the first half of 2015, same-sex couples comprised just 6 percent of all marriages. From July to October, same-sex couples comprised 11 percent of all marriages."

Main Document

Since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized marriage equality nationwide in June, the 96,000 same-sex couples who have tied the knot account for 11 percent of all summer weddings, according to an analysis released by Gary J. Gates, Blachford-Cooper Distinguished Scholar and Research Director, and Taylor N.T. Brown, Policy Analyst, at the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law.

The study, titled “Marriage and Same-sex Couples after Obergefell,” analyzes new data from the Gallup Daily Tracking survey and the American Community Survey to show the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court decisions in Windsor v. United States in June 2013 and Obergefell v. Hodges in June 2015.

“These data make it clear that the majority of same-sex couples in the United States will soon be married,” Gates said. “That means more American children can benefit from the stability and economic security that marriage can provide. It also means that it will be easier for more families to adopt some of the country’s most vulnerable children and provide stable and loving homes.”

Key findings from the report include:

“As Americans attend the weddings of their friends, family, and work colleagues, research shows that support for marriage equality will continue to grow,” Gates said.

Full Report:

williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/Marriage-and-Same-sex-Couples-after-Obergefell-November-2015.pdf

Discuss: Do you agree, disagree, or want to add an opinion on this topic - Click Here to comment and/or discuss.

Related Information



96,000 Same-sex Couples Married Since U.S. Supreme Court Decision - Same-sex American couples who have tied the knot account for 11 percent of all summer weddings


Marriage Equality - Proposed Rule Change by Treasury Department - Proposed regulations further clarify federal tax code relating to marriage to be inclusive of same-sex spouses


Carly Fiorina Denies Own Words on Marriage Equality - Carly Fiorina has attempted to deny her words suggesting Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v Hodges, the case that led to nationwide marriage equality is the law of the land


LGBTQ Guide for Spanish Language Media - Spanish language stylebook for journalists reporting on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people


Albuquerque Ranked Top Place for Gender Equality - U.S. metros ranked by how far women have come to achieving gender equality with regard to owning a home, attending college and getting paid


Call on Trump Administration to Reinstate Sexual Orientation Question in National Senior Survey - HRC criticizes Trump Administration for removing question about sexual orientation from National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants (NSOAAP)


Cite This Document