Gay Marriage: States That Allow Same-Sex Unions Have Lower Divorce Rates

Since the Defense of Marriage Act was found unconstitutional on Wednesday, talk of same-sex marriage — and divorce — has dominated the news. NBC 5 in Chicago took a look at recent census data and found that states that legally allow gay marriage actually have lower divorce rates than states that only allow heterosexual unions.

In states where same-sex marriages are legally recognized, the divorce rate is 20 percent lower than in states that only allow marriages between a man and a woman. For example, Massachusetts, which was the first state to legalize same-sex marriage (in 2004), also has the lowest divorce rate in the country.

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