What’s been happening in the U.S. over the last ten years? A large increase in the number of gay and lesbian households in the middle of the country.
The Economist takes a closer look, “The increase was most pronounced in the Midwest, with Wisconsin showing an 81% jump in the number of same-sex couples and Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Ohio, Iowa, Missouri and Indiana also among the ten fastest-growing states in this respect. What this means, perhaps, is that gay America is becoming more like Middle America. Gays who have children—and a quarter of gay couples do—gravitate towards there for the same reasons that straight parents do.”
So many of us want quieter surroundings, more grass, and good schools. The Midwest can offer all three.