The Rainbow MinuteThe Rainbow Minute
Tuesday, May 15
“Couples Increase But Money Decreases" (read by: Rich Donnell)
Data released October 2010 by the U.S. Census Bureau shows that from 2008 to 2009, the number of same-sex couples who identified as spouses or unmarried partners grew at three times the rate of the general population during that same time period.
The number of same-sex couples increased by 3% during that time period, from 564,743 couples to 581,300 couples. During that same time, the U.S. population grew by only 1%.
Some say these couple numbers may be well below the actual number, since many remain closeted due to continued discrimination.
And now the not-so-good news. During that same period, incomes of same-sex couples fell by 3%, compared to 1.8% for straight couples.
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