Article adapted by PrideParenting.com from original press release
According to data from the US Census Bureau, the number of same-gender households in Florida has seen a dramatic increase, up 60% over the past 10 years. Perhaps more importantly, the data also shows that our families live in every county and every city of Florida.
These numbers reflect a much greater willingness on the part of same-gender couples to be out and open about their families. The increase in the visibility of our families can only be seen as positive.
Equality Florida has worked with local communities across the state and led the way in promoting LGBT acceptance through non-discrimination ordinances, anti-bullying policies and domestic partner benefits.
In fact, 13 communities representing 6.7 million Floridians currently offer domestic partner protections, either through registries or public employee benefit programs.