Taking a closer look at the two types of same-sex couples, the ACS data indicate that same-sex spouses do in fact differ from same-sex unmarried couples Table Family studies research has consistently maintained that unmarried cohabiting couples are less stable, or less likely to remain together, than married couples. LGBT culture. Gay and lesbian families in the United States: Those under 60 were less likely to identify as heterosexual than those aged 60— Natl Health Stat Report. Smith, T.
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It is certainly possible, and perhaps likely, that the numbers of those living in a same-sex household actually increased between and due to changes in social acceptance of LGBT relationships and, concomitantly, to earlier same-sex couplehood entered into by younger generations. Meyer IH. A non-heterosexual identity was more common in Tel Aviv than in other parts of the country and, among men, it was also correlated with younger age.
Developing an estimate of the prevalence of LGBT individuals in partnered or married relationships has been challenging, historically, due to data limitations.