Although Mississippi ranks 42nd in the nation for the number of same-sex couples per household, it leads the nation in the percentage of same-sex couples raising children, a study by the Williams Institute released yesterday finds.
Using 2010 U.S. Census data, The Williams Institute, a gender orientation and identity public-policy organization based at the University of California, finds that 901,997 same-sex couples live in the United States. Nationally, 22 percent of same-sex couples are raising children, but in Mississippi 33 percent are raising children. Mississippi has a total of 6,286 same-sex couples.
Of all Mississippi counties, Hancock County has the highest number of same-sex couples in the state with 8.2 per 1,000 households. For cities, Hattiesburg has the highest number in the state with 8.32 per 1,000 households.
Read the report here.
NEMS Daily Journal has a good article about this with quotes from the Williams Institute.
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