A recent court ruling struck down Proposition 8, and now gays and lesbians can legally marry. How many people might this affect? Social Explorer can help you find out.
Since 2000, the Census has counted the number of unmarried partners, including same-sex unmarried partners, which can be an indicator of the number of people who might take the opportunity to get hitched in light of the recent court decision.
In 2000, 594,391 residents of the US identified as being in same-sex unmarried couples. That number increased to 700,266--one in seven of which live in California, according to the 2006-08 American Community Survey.
Click the map to explore where unmarried same-sex partners live in California and around the nation.