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November 6, 2013

The Williams Institute has an encyclopedic command of the demographics of LGBT America.  As usual, everything you ever wanted to know about marriage equality in Illinois.

With Illinois, 37 percent of the entire U.S. population now live in states that extend marriage to same-sex couples.

A new infographic by the Williams Institute shows that the decision to extend marriage to same-sex couples in Illinois affects more than 368,000 LGBT adults and 23,000 same-sex couples living in the state. It would also bring up to $103 million to the state economy.

Did you know?

  • An estimated 3,831 same-sex couples in Illinois are raising nearly 7,700 children.

  • The boost in wedding spending will generate approximately 281 jobs in the state.