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Here Are All The Ways Same-Sex Couples Absolutely Rule

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2. They also more likely to contribute to the economy! Eighty-nine per cent of people in same-sex couples have jobs, compared to just 69% of people in straight couples.

According to the couples data, the most common occupation among gay men was "retail manager" and for straight men it was "truck driver". For gay women it's "registered nurse" and for straight women it's "general clerk".

They are also much more likely to be high-flying: Fifty-three per cent of people in same-sex couples are managers or professionals, compared to 40% of people in opposite-sex couples.

Eighteen per cent of men in same-sex couples earned more than $2,000 per week, compared with just 14% of men in straight couples. Meanwhile, women in same-sex couples were nearly three times more likely to earn that amount than women in straight couples.

5. Same-sex couples broaden their horizons.

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Mark Di Stefano is a political editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney.

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