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More support for gay and lesbian marriage

It was not all that long ago that it seemed all but crazy to think that support for gay and lesbian marriage could become popular among more than half of people in Illinois let alone around the entire United States. However, some recently released research indicates that this is precisely what may be happening in America.

According to the Pew Research Center, in 15 relatively short years, the percentage of people in the U.S. who indicated they support gay and lesbian marriage compared to the percentage of people who did not support it virtually flip-flopped. In 2016, 37 percent of the population is said to be against gay marriage. In 2001, 57 percent of the population was against gay marriage. In 2016, a total of 55 percent of people report supporting same-sex marriage. In 2001, only 35 percent of people reportedly supported marriage among same-sex couples.

As with any marriage, the risk of divorce always exists. No specific research statistics regarding same-sex divorce were available with the other information yet it is a fact that married gay couples must struggle with many of the same issues as their heterosexual counterparts when getting divorced. Dividing assets and debts, determining who will see the kids when, setting up new homes and even new friendships and more are all parts of the divorce process.

This information is not intended to provide legal advice but instead to give an overview of how Americans' views on same-sex marriage may be shifting to give an idea of how Illinois residents may think about not just same-sex marriage but also same-sex divorce.

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