Gay Marriage and Homosexuality
U.S. Homosexuality - Statistics & Facts | Statista
Public opinion of same-sex marriage in the United States has shifted rapidly since the s, with support constantly rising while opposition has consistently fallen. Public opinion of same-sex marriage in the United States has changed radically since polling of the American people regarding the issue were first conducted in Continual polling by Gallup over the course of more than two decades has shown that support for same-sex marriage has grown rapidly, while opposition has simultaneously collapsed. While this is a drop when compared to , same sex marriage approval still remains stable.
The number of married same-sex couples in the United States has increased dramatically in recent years, as reported in a recent Bulletin on U. In June , the U. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in every U. Married same-sex couples totaled an estimated , by October , representing 45 percent of all same-sex couples, up from the level of , married same-sex couples, 21 percent of the total see figure.
Same-sex marriage also known as gay marriage is the marriage of two people of the same sex or gender , entered into in a civil or religious ceremony. There are records of same-sex marriage dating back to the first century though there is no legal provision in Roman Law, and it was banned in the Roman Empire in the fourth. In the modern era, same-sex marriage started being legalized at the beginning of the 21st century. Today, it is available in 28 countries. Same-sex marriage is also due to become legal in Costa Rica.