Nearly 100,000 LGBT Marriages Filed Since Supreme Court Ruling

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Congratulations are in order for tens of thousands of newlywed couples. According to a new poll by Gallup, a national research organization, 96,000 same-sex couples wed sometime between June 26 and now. That’s huge news, the organization reports, because now nearly half (45 percent) of people who self-identify as falling on the LGBT spectrum are married to a same-sex partner—up from 38 percent pre-marriage equality.

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In states where same-sex marriage was not recognized, like Ohio and Texas, the percentage of same-sex couples increased from 26 percent to 31 percent in the past few months. Places where marriage equality was already realized, like California and Maryland, have also seen a slight bump in married LGBT folks—49 percent, up from 42 percent, Gallup reported.

Still, marriages between two people of the same gender are still a tiny minority, representing less than one percent, Gallup said. Pre-Supreme Court ruling, the number was 0.3 percent while it sits at 0.4 percent now. That puts the number of total same-sex marriages in the United States at just under half-a-million (486,000), up from 390,000 four months ago.

Head to Gallup.com to read the full report.

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