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Don’t Tell Maggie Gallagher, But We Know Where Gays in America Live


THE SHOT — While New Jersey’s gay marriage law would blanket a larger population than any state with same-sex marriage on the books, Washington D.C.’s just-passed law actually affects more gays per capita. That’s because, according to the Williams Institute’s census analysis, D.C. has some 14 gay couples per 1,000 people — the most in any American jurisdiction. But it’s not all happy news: Maine, which just defeated gay marriage, has the second highest number of gays per capita. And, as The Economist notes, “Those states where gay marriage is legal or where same-sex partnerships are recognised have a higher proportion of same-sex couples than the national average of 4.7.”