Gallup: Over 780,000 ‘Gay Marriages’ In United States

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April 25, 2015

lehmanApproximately 0.3% of adults in the U.S. are married to a same-sex spouse, and another 0.5% identify as being in a same-sex domestic partnership. In examining the total population of 243 million U.S. adults, these survey estimates suggest nearly 2 million adults are part of a same-sex couple, of whom 780,000 are married.

These data are based on 80,568 interviews conducted on Gallup Daily tracking from Jan. 28-April 19, 2015, Overall, approximately 0.3% of all respondents during this time period both identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) and said they were married, and in a follow-up question, they indicated that they were married to a same-sex spouse. An additional 0.5% of adults identified as LGBT and reported being in a same-sex domestic partnership.

On Tuesday, April 28, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a set of cases that challenge state bans on marriage for same-sex couples in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. This hearing comes two years after the court ruled that the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibited the federal government from recognizing the marriages of same-sex couples, was unconstitutional.

  • Vicky

    Sounds like a lot but when you add the numbers in this Gallup Poll, homosexuals still only make up around one to two percent of the population. YET dirty liberal judges are forcing the harmful and immoral demands of this tiny segment, on the majority who don’t want it. THAT’s unconstitutional. It’s illegal. It’s deviant and it’s ungodly. We mustn’t allow it as civilized society…as a conscientious society…as a God loving and law abiding society.

  • John

    A swine by any other name is still a swine. The Judicial Branch of government cannot rightfully supersede the law of God on this matter. Homosexuals are worthless individuals who engage in lewd and disgraceful conduct

  • VICTORJV

    A debaucherous way of life is a spiritual death sentence.

  • Lee Grant Porter

    Assuming that the ratio of homosexual marriages to domestic partnerships is close to accurate, What does the poll prove? 5/8ths of the homosexual relationships were domestic partnerships, not licensed marriages. One conclusion is that a marriage license is not essential to the pursuit of happiness in the relationships of homosexual couples. Marriage licenses and drivers licenses are discretionary privileges as far as government is concerned and are not essential to the pursuit of happiness guaranteed by our constitution. A blind person having no drivers license can be a first class citizen.
    It is not necessary to designate both non-Platonic homosexual friendships and non-Platonic heterosexual alliances as marriages; there is at least one conspicuous difference between the two kinds of relationships and one does not have to be bigoted, hateful, or homophobic to see it.
    Let us find a way to recognize and tolerate the differences without having to have uncivil disputations and litigation in our society disturbing the peace.

    • Stuart Shepherd

      What??!!! You must have a PhD in stupidity and I can’t believe you’re a parent, either, and would want your child to grow up thinking there’s no diiference. Get some common sense and some common decency and see that this actually does hurt our children. I wouldn’t let you anywhere NEAR mine!

    • Stuart Shepherd

      And why don’t you shove it with the “you’re homophobic” accusations, inuendos, and condesensions. You sound like a complete horse’s behind. I’m NOT homophobic (except some of those bull lesbians are a little scary and intend to be, I think) I just CAN’T STAND THEM!! ANY of them, they make me sick! How ’bout that?

      • Lee Grant Porter

        Stuart. Albert Einstien’s wife was once asked if she understood everything he said? She replied that, she understood the words but not the sentences. Apparently, you are having the same problem. Your two comments clearly show that you did not understand my post, which was an effort to use the articles statistics to show that it was not necessary to broaden the definition of marriage beyond the traditional and historical definition. I did not say that there was no difference between heterosexual marriages and non-Platonic homosexual friendships, but that there was at least one conspicuous difference. That significant difference is the presence of sexually and temperamentally complementary individuals in a traditional marriage with the potential of producing, educating, and disciplining children (citizens) in a hopefully loving and durable family unit. And that difference is the only compelling reason that a social government has to grant that type of committed alliance the distinctive and exclusive title of ‘marriage’. I am for retaining the traditional definition of marriage partly because I do want children to know that there is a difference, but to also know that one need not be bigoted, hateful, or homophobic in recognizing the difference.
        You said you are not homophobic, but then went on to say how homosexuals sickened you, which is a clear symptom of homophobia. Did I misunderstand you also?

  • Lee Grant Porter

    The total number of homosexual partnerships is based on the assumption that the 80,568 respondents in the poll are a true cross-section of the total population. So applying the percentages from the poll to the total population most likely has led to gross overestimates of the total number of homosexual partnerships given that they are most likely to have been respondents to the poll. But assuming that the ratio of marriages to domestic partnerships is close to accurate. What does the poll prove? 5/8s of the homosexual relationships were domestic partnerships not licensed marriages. One conclusion is that a marriage license is not essential to the pursuit of happiness in the relationships of homosexual couples. Marriage licenses and drivers licenses are discretionary privileges as far as government is concerned and are not essential to the pursuit of happiness guaranteed by our constitution. A blind person having no drivers license can be a first class citizen.
    It is not necessary to designate both non-Platonic homosexual friendships and non-Platonic heterosexual alliances as marriages; there is at least one conspicuous difference between the two kinds of relationships and one does not have to be bigoted, hateful, or homophobic to see it.
    Let us find a way to recognize and tolerate the differences without having to have uncivil disputations and litigation in our society disturbing the peace.

  • dww

    This picture turns my stomach!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Raymond Ambrozaitis

    And a lot more to come !

    • Lee Grant Porter

      Let us hope not! Homosexual couples were justly granted a right to privacy by the courts. I would hope they would be discreet enough to keep their erotic affections private. Extrapolating a right to privacy into a right to a marriage license is stretching the imagination and constitution beyond their elastic limits; let us hope that the courts can see through that contortion-ism.

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