Census Counts 131,729 Married Same-Sex Couples

The Census has found that “there are 131,729 same-sex couples in the U.S. who say they’re married – the first-ever government count of this kind.” Approximately 20 percent of the estimated 646,464 gay couples in the country checked off “husband” or “wife” boxes on their census forms and experts estimate that another 100,000 are in “legally recognized partnerships.” Same-sex marriage is now legal in Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, and Washington, DC.