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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.”

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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.

  • walt

    Lesbians. Look at the hands.

  • walt

    and the hair.

  • emma

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

  • 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?

  • melody

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

  • stunatra

    This is a dumb article. Gays are everywhere.

  • DamienB

    That many in Wyoming…really?

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