Nearly 100,000 same-sex couples have wed since Supreme Court ruling

Los Angeles Times
By David Lauter
November 6, 2015

Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court provided the answer, a lot of gay Americans have been popping the question.

“Will you marry me?” that is.

About 96,000 gay unions have taken place in the U.S. since June, when the nation’s highest court ruled that same-sex couples have a constitutionally guaranteed right to marry. The figure comes from a new estimate by Gallup, based on more than 277,000 polling interviews the firm conducted over the past year.

That’s probably not enough to constitute a boom for the wedding business — except, perhaps, in some communities with a high share of gay residents. The U.S. records about 2.1 million weddings a year, according to government statistics.

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