Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Census Bureau releases data on same-sex couples  

FINALLY! The Census Bureau has released data on same-sex couples, after Bush refused to release this data in 2000, citing the Defense of Marriage Act as justification. This newly released data estimates how many Americans over the past eight years have been living in a same-sex partnership or marriage. The most recent numbers show that nearly 150,000 people said they had a same-sex spouse, and approximately 415,000 identified as "unmarried partners."

According to AlterNet, the number of same-sex spouses dropped this year only due to "improvements to ACS survey design and tabulation procedures" and not a drop in same-sex demographics.

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