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Same-sex marriage up by 33% in just one year

Joe Williams June 22, 2016

Nearly 1 million U.S. adults are in same-sex marriages – a 33% increase in the twelve months since the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling last June.

The latest records show there are an estimated 981,000 adults who are in gay or lesbian marriages – up from 734,000 a year ago.

That translates into nearly half a million same-sex marriages — an increase of 123,000 since June 2015.

The results also mean nearly one in 10 LGBT adults are married to a member of the same sex – up from 8% last year.

This includes 10.5% of gay men and 8.8% of lesbians, according to Gallup.

And nearly half of all LGBT couples who live together are married today – up from 38% a year ago.

The increase has been slightly greater in states that did not have same-sex marriage until the Supreme Court ruled, with much of the increase took place in the first few months after the high court’s ruling last year.

Meanwhile, at least two gay couples are getting married every day in Ireland since it was legalised last year.

Last year, Ireland became the first country in the world to vote for same-sex marriages in a national referendum.

Between then and the end of the 2015, 91 gay couples tied the knot in a civil marriage ceremony

The latest official figures from Dublin’s Central Statistics Office also reveal that 47 of those were male couples and 44 were female.

The figure translates into an average rate of two same-sex weddings every day, according to The Belfast Telegraph.

However, the figure does not include same-sex couples who were already married in another country, as those unions were automatically recognised on the enactment of the law.

More: Ireland, same sex marriage, US, US, wedding

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