30% OFF Pride collection code: USAPRIDE! Free Shipping over $99

#LoveWins: More than 120,000 Same-Sex Couples Marry Since Obergefell Decision

by Hayley Miller June 24, 2016


This Sunday, we will mark one year since the Supreme Court decided in favor of loving, committed same-sex couples nationwide, making marriage equality the law of the land. Since the historic ruling, approximately 123,000 same-sex couples have gotten married across the United States.

According to Gallup, that means that the percentage of married same-sex couples has increased over 10 percent since the historic ruling.

“The proportion of same-sex cohabiting couples who are married has increased from 38 percent to 49 percent in the year since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide,” Gallup reported. “The proportion of married same-sex couples remains higher in states in which the practice had been legal before the Supreme Court's ruling – 52 percent to 39 percent, with only a slight closing of the gap in the past year.”

Additionally, Gallup reported that one in 10 LGBTQ adults report being married to a same-sex spouse.

Nationwide marriage equality ensured that married same-sex couples are recognized on the state level for tax purposes, healthcare decision-making, and inheritance determinations.  On the federal level, these couples gained access to critical lifeline benefits like Social Security and Veterans spousal benefits-- programs that remained out of reach for couples that were unable to marry.

As we celebrate the thousands of newly married couples and this victory, we thank the LGBTQ advocates and allies who worked tirelessly for decades to make nationwide marriage equality a reality.





Hayley Miller
Hayley Miller

Author


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Think

This revealing picture of Justin Trudeau has gone viral for all the right reasons

by David Grant February 23, 2017

One more reason to admire Canada's PM.

Continue Reading →

If abortion is outlawed, LGBTQ rights are the next to go

by Derek de Koff February 23, 2017

How much credence should be given to Trump's well-documented, unambiguous promise to overturn Roe v. Wade?

Continue Reading →

Video of Melania recoiling from Trump’s touch has the Internet very concerned

by Graham Gremore February 23, 2017

Everyone's been talking about this clip of Melania Trump flinching at her husband's touch.

Continue Reading →