123,000 same-sex weddings since the Supreme Court ruling last year

Blake Keng, right, reads from Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s recent opinion on same-sex marriage during the wedding of Jillian Levine Smith, left, and Emily Smith, center, in Provincetown, Mass.

Blake Keng, right, reads from Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s recent opinion on same-sex marriage during the wedding of Jillian Levine Smith, left, and Emily Smith, center, in Provincetown, Mass. Lisa Rigby via AP

NEW YORK (AP) — A new Gallup survey estimates that 123,000 same-sex marriages have taken place across the U.S. in the year since the Supreme Court ruling that legalized such unions nationwide.

Gallup says the proportion of gay and lesbian cohabiting couples who are married has increased from 38 percent to 49 percent during the year.

The results, released Wednesday, are based on tracking interviews conducted throughout 2015 and 2016.

By Gallup’s estimates, there are now about 491,000 same-sex marriages in the U.S., up from roughly 368,000 a year ago.

Gallup estimates that 3.9 percent of U.S. adults are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Of these adults, 9.6 percent report being married to a same-sex spouse, up from 7.9 percent before the court decision on June 26, 2015, Gallup said.

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