Over half a million Americans have married a partner of the same-sex, new Census data released this month reveals.
The United States Census Bureau estimated in 2012 that there were only 182,000 same-sex married couples in America.
However revised estimates from the bureau’s 2013 American Community Survey upped that figure substantially to nearly 252,000.
That figure does not include same-sex couples who married but then later divorced.
In comparison there are 56 million American households that are headed by opposite-sex married couples.