They attribute the changes to a variety of factors, from people knowing and interacting with someone who is LGBT, to advocacy on their behalf by high-profile public figures, to LGBT adults raising families. Most who did tell a parent say that it was difficult, but relatively few say that it damaged their relationship. The survey finds that 12 is the median age at which lesbian, gay and bisexual adults first felt they might be something other than heterosexual or straight. For those who say they now know for sure that they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, that realization came at a median age of Among those who have shared this information with a family member or close friend, 20 is the median age at which they first did so.
The Benefits of Gay Marriage
U.S. Support for Gay Marriage Edges to New High
Same Sex Marriage No Tax Break In all, a same sex wedding provides few of the tax exemptions heterosexual couples are entitled to. As taxes are a state as well as federal issue in the US tax becomes more, rather than less, complicated for married American gay couples. Although gay marriage is legal in Massachusetts gay couples still must pay their federal taxes as singles. Other taxes from which heterosexual couples are exempt, gay couples are still required to pay:
Where Gay Marriage Is Legal
The Gay vs. Straight Pay Gap, Visualized Gay marriages have higher joint incomes that straight ones. And on average, married gay men earn even more than married lesbians. These graphs show by how much exactly. Published in August, it contains the first ever analysis of the joint tax returns filed by same-sex spouses after United States vs.
Thanks for watching! Though the gay rights movement saw some advancements in the s and s—such as Harvey Milk becoming the first openly gay man elected to public office in the country in —the fight for gay marriage made little headway for many years. Marriage Equality: Turning the Tide In the late s and early s, same-sex couples saw the first signs of hope on the marriage front in a long time. Three years later, the District of Columbia similarly passed a new law that allowed same-sex couples to register as domestic partners.