Areas With Consitutional Bans On Marriage Are More Likely To Have Same-Sex Families With Children

This infographic shows some surprising research on same-sex couples raising children in metro areas. Mississippi has the highest percentage of same-sex couples raising children at 26 percent.

1. The metro areas with the highest percentages of same-sex couples raising children are in states that have a constitutional ban on marriage:

According to the research conducted by The Williams Institute.

2. Williams Institute public policy research fellow, Angeliki Kastanis, states:

“Research consistently shows that same-sex couples raise children all across the country, this analysis underscores the fact that recognition of LGBT families is a consequential policy question in every state.”

4. List of the top ten metro areas above and below 1 million:

Check out the full report here.

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Sarah Karlan is the Deputy LGBT Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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