Friday, August 12, 2011
2010 Census publishes reports of increases in same-sex couples
In a story Thursday Aug. 11 by Carol Morello and Ted Mellnik, the Washington Post reports 2010 diennial Census reports that the percentage of same-sex couples (reporting themselves as such) rose to 1.2% in Virginia and 1.5% in Maryland. Apparently these are real couples and not "roommates". Somewhat over half were raising children, and same-sex couples in rural areas, while less numerous, were more likely to be raising children from previous heterosexual marriages.
The percentage of people who would have identified themselves as gay or lesbian (not on the Census) would probably be a lot higher since many more would be living alone.
The link for the story is here.