Unless you have been living under a (very large) rock, we all know the struggle same-sex couples have dealt with to gain marriage rights in the Unites States. In a long-sought victory for the gay rights movement, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled by a 50-to-4 vote that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage.
Match has recently released a new Singles In America study on the LGBTQ single population, uncovering some surprising insights about how important marriage equality is to same-sex couples and whether this affects their desire to expand their families.
An obvious 63% of gay and lesbian singles have always wanted to get married, while 25% say they never wanted to get hitched. In light of the Supreme Court decision, 17% of LGBTQ singles may be changing their minds about marriage, while 61% claim the decision had no effect towards their attitude.
Having children is really important to 48% of LGBTQ singles. Lesbian women are the most likely to want kids (at 52%) while gay men are the least likely (at 36%). Family support is everything, and a pleasing 74% of LGBTQ singles say their family will support their marriage, while 26% will not.