Whites and blacks have seen the least change. Methodological problems like sample size and false positives have long plagued census estimates of this relatively small group. The study is the largest population-based survey ever conducted that includes measurement of LGBT identification. The average age of same-sex filers is 47, while the average age for those in straight couples is Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. The Middle Atlantic and Rocky Mountain regions also reported large increases each 0.
The average age of same-sex filers is 47, while the average age for those in straight couples is
New stories based on full-year data will be released throughout the month of February. We updated this article for This difference may explain why, despite high levels of social acceptance in both regions, increases in LGBT identity are larger in the Pacific region than in New England. Those findings come from a newly published studywhich finds attitudes toward gay rights, like those on so many other subjects, are increasingly intertwined with our political identities.
So gay couples who crossed state borders to marry, but lived in states that did not recognize gay marriage, were not allowed to file jointly on their state tax returns.