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One million African-Americans identify as LGBT

An estimated 1,018,700 (3.7%) of African-American adults consider themselves LGBT and 34% of African-American same-gender couples are raising children, according to a new report.

What the demise of Prop 8 and DOMA means to you

The marriage rulings will make federal protections available for up to 114,000 legally married same-sex couples nationwide and open marriage to California’s estimated 1.1 million LGBT adults

Marriage equality promotes psychological well-being, study finds

Since most lesbian, gay, and bisexual people are denied the opportunity to legally marry a same-sex partner, they are potentially denied the positive emotional benefits of the institution of marriage and they appear to be dually disadvantaged in terms of their psychological well-being.