Skip to main content
(866) 465-5395 Schedule a Consultation (866) 465-5395 Schedule a Consultation

Three Findings From Research on Same-Sex Marriages in the U.S.

| |

The United States Supreme Court decision Obergefell v. Hodges resulted in the legalization of same-sex marriages in 2014. According to the justices, a failure to extend the rights inherent in a marital relationship to same-sex couples was a violation of the equal protection rights granted under the 14th Amendment.

Since this landmark holding, same-sex couples throughout the country have had the opportunity to marry their loved ones. Overall, as highlighted in a recent report released by the Pew Research Center delving into facts about same-sex marriage, these marriages are thriving. Three examples from the piece include:

  • Love and marriage. The main reason same-sex couples cite for taking vows: love. 84 percent of same-sex couples that agree to get married state that the reason for this next step is love, while 71 percent cite companionship. 46 percent also point to the ability to take advantage of the rights that are tied to marriage, likely including health care and tax benefits.
  • Marriage on the rise. The rate of marriage between same-sex couples is on the rise. The Pew Research Group notes that 61 percent of same-sex couples that are living together are married, up from 38 percent prior to the Obergefell ruling.
  • U.S. is not alone. Same-sex couples can also find joy in the fact that this shift in support is growing. A number of countries throughout the world have also taken similar steps, including those in Europe like Spain, France and Ireland as well as parts of Mexico.

Although same-sex couples are now granted marital rights, some may still face legal issues. Those who find themselves dealing with legal issues regarding same-sex marriage rights are wise to seek legal counsel. An experienced attorney can help navigate everything from potential tax implications of marriage to child custody matters in the event of a divorce. This advocate will focus on your interests, better ensuring an outcome that meets your needs.

Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients have to say about working with us. Please note, results may vary based on individual circumstances.

Melinda Previtera, Esq. came highly recommended to our family. Her knowledge base, professionalism, and compassion paved the way for a successful outcome. Melinda is efficient, detailed, and informative. She helps manage expectations, and postures her client for a fair and equitable result. We are happy to recommend Melinda!

Jennifer A.

My experience was very good. Everyone was professional and attentive to my needs, keeping me updated every step of the way. I couldn’t ask for a better result, highly recommended.

David R.

My marriage life has been a hell for me for the past four years until I decided to put an end to what has to be ended. Choosing a lawyer was another additional stressful part of the long process. I’m so glad that I’ve found the right one for me at Petrelli Previtera. Life isn’t always fair, but at least having her in my corner, felt even better. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough!

Caitlin B.

Serving Clients at the Following Locations

Philadelphia1845 Walnut Street 19th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19103(215) 523-6900view details
Montgomery County516 DeKalb Street Suite C Norristown, PA 19401(610) 924-2870view details
Doylestown123 N Broad Street, Doylestown, PA 18901(267) 938-4480view details
Abington1147 Easton Road, Abington PA 19001(610) 890-4833view details
West Chester203 W. Chestnut St., Suite 204
West Chester, PA. 19380
(610) 431-4012view details
schedule a consultation Today
Contact Us Fill out the form or call us today (866) 465-5395