MICHIGAN

This page contains state-specific research for the state of Michigan:

Census Snapshot: 2010

Same-sex couples per 1,000 households by census tract (adjusted)

  • Estimating the Economic Boost of Marriage for Same-Sex Couples in Michigan

    By Justin O'Neill, Christy Mallory, M.V. Lee Badgett
    August 2014
     
    Extending marriage to same-sex couples in Michigan would generate an estimated $53.2 million in spending to the state economy. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the most recent data available, 14,598 same-sex couples live in Michigan. Of those couples, the Institute estimates that fifty percent (7,299 couples) would choose to marry in the first three years, a pattern that has been observed in Massachusetts and elsewhere. The marriages that would occur in the first year alone would bring over $34.1 million in revenue to the state of Michigan that year.

     
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  • Same-sex Couples in Michigan: A demographic summary

    By Gary J. Gates
    June 2014
     
    Based on Census 2010, there are 14,598 same-sex couples living in Michigan. These couples were identified in the vast majority of Michigan’s counties. The majority of same-sex couples are female (57%). The average age of individuals in same-sex couples in Michigan is more than nine years younger than that of different-sex married couples—42.6 and 51.9 years old, respectively. Approximately 2,650 same-sex couples raising children in Michigan.

     
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  • Michigan – Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Documentation of Discrimination

    Memorandum
    September 2009
     
    This report documents public sector employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in Michigan. The report is part of a 15 chapter study that documents a widespread and persistent pattern of unconstitutional discrimination by state governments against LGBT people.

     
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  • Michigan - Census Snapshot: 2000

    By Adam P. Romero, Amanda K. Baumle, M.V. Lee Badgett, Gary J. Gates
    September 2007
     
    Demographic and economic information about same-sex couples and same-sex couples raising children based on data from Census 2000.

     
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