North Dakota, USA: State Among Highest by Percentage of Gay Couples Raising Children

Written by scott on May 23rd, 2013

Many of the places that ban gay marriage are also among the places with the highest rates of gay and lesbian couples raising children. The Atlantic Cities reports:

Grand Forks, North Dakota, probably isn’t the first city that comes to mind when you think of same-sex couples. For one thing, it’s Grand Forks, North Dakota. Then of course there’s the matter of North Dakota having a state ban on same-sex marriage. But the law hasn’t discouraged these couples from starting a family; on the contrary, 65 percent of gay couples in Grand Forks are raising children. That’s according to a new infographic from the Williams Institute at UCLA. The figure shows that many of the highest percentages of same-sex couples raising children are found in states that ban gay marriage.

I wonder if the rates of straight couples raising children are similarly distributed?

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