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Census: New Mexico, Rhode Island Heavily Gay
Advocate • Aug 30, 2011
New Mexico had 9.8 same-sex couples per 1,000 households, making it one of the gayest states, behind Vermont with 10.9, Massachusetts with 10.2, California with 9.98, and Oregon with 9.9. Rhode Island, where lawmakers failed to pass a marriage equality bill this year but did approve civil unions, had 8.9 gay couples per 1,000 households. The largest concentrations of gay couples in New Mexico were in the Albuquerque-Santa Fe area, while Providence had the largest proportion in Rhode Island.
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