Portland Ranks Second-Highest Percentage of Same-Sex Couple Households


Oregon proudly identifies itself as an LGBTQ-friendly state. Nearly 3 percent of those vital in a Portland-Hillsboro-Vancouver civil statistical area (MSA) prove they have a same-sex associate or domestic partner, reports Willamette Week.

According to a new brief about a 2019 American Community Survey conducted as partial of a U.S. Census, Portland has a second-highest commission of same-sex households of any civil area in a nation, behind usually San Francisco.

Same-sexOf those responding, 1.4 percent of married couples in a Portland MSA were of a same gender, and 1.2 percent of unwed couples.

Portland-Hillsboro-Vancouver fixation second in a U.S. might be startling given a happy communities in these cities are manifest though comparatively quiet.

Rounding Out a Top 10 Same-Sex Couple Households

Coming in third is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington MSA. The fourth and sixth are in Florida — Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford and Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, respectively.

Coming in fifth is Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, Texas. Seventh is Boston-Cambridge-Newton, Massachusetts, and eighth is Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, Colorado.

Numbers 9 and 10 are Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler. Arizona, and Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, Maryland, respectively.

Same-sexNew York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago LGBTQ communities did not make a tip 10 list. These cities have incomparable numbers of same-sex couples, though their altogether percentages are smaller due to their unenlightened populations.

Oregon Laws Protect Same-Sex Couples and a LGBTQ Community

Oregon laws noticing domestic partnerships between dual organisation or women went into outcome in 2008. The state ratified same-gender marriages in 2014.

Moreover, a Gender Equity Law enacted in 2008 protects LGBTQ people and families opposite housing, employment, and open accommodations discrimination. Same-sex couples are authorised to adopt and turn encourage parents.

Written by Cathy Milne-Ware


Willamette Weekly: Portland Has a Second-Highest Percentage of Same-Sex Households in a Country; by Shannon Gormley
The San Diego Tribune: Diverse organisation of cities have top rates of happy households; by Mike Schneider
American Community Survey Briefs: Same-Sex Couple Households: 2019; by Laquitta Walker and Danielle Taylor

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