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Top 5 Things to Know About LGBT Issues
There are roughly 9 million LGBT people in the US and more than 900,000 same-sex couples.
22% of same-sex couples are raising children according to the US Census.
It is legal to fire people for their sexual orientation in 29 states and their gender identity in 33 states.
Gay and lesbian couples can marry in 17 states (California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island, Washington and Vermont) and Washington, DC.
58% of Americans support the equal right to marry for same-sex couples, according to a 2013 ABC News/Washington Post poll.