According to a Gallup survey, same-sex
marriages have increased 7 percent since the Supreme Court's June
ruling striking down gay marriage bans in all 50 states.
Prior to the high court's decision,
such unions were legal in 37 states.
Gallup surveyed 4,752 LGBT Americans in
2015 through June 26, the day the Supreme Court handed down its
ruling, and 4,172 since then.
The number of married gay couples
increased from 26 percent to 31 percent in the 13 states directly
impacted by the decision.
Same-sex marriages also increased in
states which recognized gay couples with marriage prior to the
court's ruling, from 42 percent to 49 percent. In these states, it
is as likely for a gay couple living together to be married as not
Gallup used the figures to estimate
that there are now approximately 486,000 same-sex marriages in the
U.S., compared to approximately 390,000 four months ago. Among all
LGBT Americans, 9.6 percent report being in a marriage with a
same-sex partner. According to Gallup, 13.4 percent of LGBT
Americans report being in an opposite-sex marriage, down .8 percent
since the high court's ruling.