Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of the Supreme Court decision (Obergefell vs. Hodges) that gave all Americans the right to marry the person they love -- including same-sex couples. And many in the LGBT community have taken advantage of that right.
A recent Gallup Poll shows that the number of married same-sex couples has climbed from 38% before the decision to 49% after the decision. That's a rise of 11 points. And the rise in same-sex marriages isn't just happening in states where it was illegal before the court decision.
The decision removed the stigma attached to those marriages, and while same-sex marriages rose by 13 points in states where it had been illegal (from 26% to 39%), it also rose by 10 points in the states where it was already legal (from 42% to 52%).
These percentages apply to same-sex couples who are living together.
To get these percentages, Gallup questioned 4,752 members of the LGBT community before the court decision (with a 2 point margin of error) and 11,588 members of the LGBT community after the court decision (with a 1 point margin of error).