According to newly released U.S. Census statistics, 131,729
couples reported themselves as married on the decennial census
Previously, estimates suggested that the figure was closer to
600,000 across the whole of the United States, but this has now
been dismissed as a calculation and coding error.
Last year's Census was the first time people could indicate a
same-sex household since gay marriage became legal in Massachusetts
starting in 2004, USA Today report.
Washington D.C. had the highest number of both married and
unmarried same-sex couples, followed by Vermont, Massachusetts,
California, Oregon, Deleware, New Mexico and Washington
28,000 same-sex couples in California indicated they were married,
that's 29 per cent of California's 98,000 same-sex couples.