6/18/2013

Marriage rates among straight couples have not been affected by laws allowing same-sex couples to wed or enter into civil unions, according to a study by researchers at Portland State University in Oregon. The researchers looked at two decades of marriage data in all 50 states, and specifically at marriage rates in states that began to allow same-sex couples to wed before the end of 2009, finding that marriage rates held steady for opposite-sex couples.

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