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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Same-Sex Marriages Triple Four Years After Supreme Court Victory

Gay marriageLGBT Americans are rushing to the alter more than ever since the U.S. Supreme Court ruling four years ago, forcing the federal government to recognize same-sex marraige. In fact, a survey found that the percentage of married LGBT respondents was more than triple from 2012. The percentage of LGBT respondents with children has also grown—from 23% to 36% for lesbians and from 7% to 15% for gay men.

The main focus of the study was the “LGBT financial experience.” LGBT couples used to face discrimination in areas like taxes, estate planning, and retirement planning. Many of these problems have been resolved by recognizing same-sex unions.

See Ben Steverman, Gay Marriages Triple After Four Years of Victories, Bloomberg, June 24, 2016.

Special thanks to Joel Dobris (Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law) for bringing this article to my attention.


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