Roughly 123,000 gay and lesbian couples
have tied the knot since the Supreme Court's historic ruling
legalizing such unions across the country.
According to a Gallup survey released
Wednesday, the percentage of married cohabiting gay couples increased
11 percent since the 2015 ruling, up from 38 percent.
The high court's ruling, Obergefell
v. Hodges, came down on June 26.
An estimated 123,000 gay couples got
hitched in the past year, up 2 percent from 7.9 percent. Domestic
partnerships declined from 12.8 percent to 10.1 percent, Gallup said.
“This indicates that while many
unmarried same-sex couple who were living together got married in
the past year, many others stopped living together or no longer
consider themselves to be domestic partners,” researchers
said. “The largest percentage of LGBT Americans – 49.9% –
continue to identify as single or never married, up from 47.4% a year