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Ohio’s Same Sex Couples Rate Grows By 50% Between 2000 and 2010

According to the detailed household 2010 Census figures released Thursday same-sex partner households grew at a 51 percent rate in Ohio between the years of 2000 and 2010 and now stands at a total 28,602 couples. 

Phil Burress, President of the Cincinnati based anti-gay hate group Citizens for Community Values, disputed the accuracy of the Census numbers.  The CCV  claims to be “proudly affiliated” with the two organiztions that the Southern Law Poverty Center’s officially recognizeshate groups the American Family Association and the Family Research Council. 

 Burress and his hate group spearheaded the 2004 campaign that led to a constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriages and civil unions in Ohio.

According to Burress , the count is inflated. Until the Census asks if same-sex couples living together are having sex, “we can’t assume they are homosexuals.

Burress also states that he senses little momentum for the gay-rights movement in Ohio.

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