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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.”

On:           Dec 8, 2009
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    • me

      Ok, I asked when this was on Digg a while ago–are those 2 fat guys, or 2 lesbians in tuxes kissing?? I can’t really tell.

      Dec 8, 2009 at 11:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • walt

      Lesbians. Look at the hands.

      Dec 8, 2009 at 12:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • walt

      and the hair.

      Dec 8, 2009 at 12:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • emma

      It’s not passed yet. They still need to take another vote and have it signed into law.

      Dec 8, 2009 at 1:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sam

      But does this really mean more gays, or just more same-sex couples? I’ve lived in Minnesota, Illinois and Arizona, and of the three, Arizona seemed the least gay. Could it be that gays in Arizona just shack up more?

      Dec 8, 2009 at 2:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • melody

      i dont think one person can know where all the gays in america live in this time of age

      Dec 8, 2009 at 2:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • stunatra

      This is a dumb article. Gays are everywhere.

      Dec 8, 2009 at 2:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DamienB

      That many in Wyoming…really?

      Dec 30, 2009 at 12:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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