We’re repeatedly told about America’s “changing families” who demand “rights” in the name of equality. The Census data rolling out this summer details “living arrangements” in American communities. A sampling of the media, from the San Jose Mercury News:
Wow, with a headline like tha–a quarter!–you’d think California a mecca of same-sex couples with kids. In the weeds:
The family of four is among nearly 1 percent of California households — about 126,000 homes — headed by same-sex couples, according to statistics from the 2010 census being released Thursday. The numbers, if they are accurate, show nearly a quarter of California’s same-sex couples are raising children.
Nearly one percent. Same-sex couples account for less than a percent of households in California. Moving along, another article from Delaware:
In some Lewes and Rehoboth Beach neighborhoods, same-sex couples like Keith and John Riley-Spillane make up nearly one out of every 10 households.
An area known for its gay population only has one in ten same-sex households. More:
The 2010 census found 3,352 same-sex couples living together, up 80 percent from 1,868 in 2000. Almost a third of them lived in the Lewes and Rehoboth Beach area last year.
Still, same-sex couples make up just 1 percent of the state’s 342,297 households.
80% growth! Yet–what’s that–one percent again. Gee.
One percent in California. One percent in Delaware. States with significant and well-known gay communities. Meanwhile, we’re told of the quarter of households with children. And the explosive growth in population. Of one percent.