At any rate, assuming that there are 30 million homosexuals out of the US population of 300 million, then this number from the Census doesn't seem all that high.
Census: 150,000 Gay Couples Report They're Married. About 27 percent of the estimated 564,743 total gay couples in the United States said they were in a relationship akin to "husband" and "wife," according to the Census Bureau tally.
Nearly 150,000 same-sex couples reported being in marriage relationships last year, many more than the number of actual weddings and civil unions, according to the first U.S. census figures released on same-sex marriages.
About 27 percent of the estimated 564,743 total gay couples in the United States said they were in a relationship akin to "husband" and "wife," according to the Census Bureau tally provided to The Associated Press. That's compared with 91 percent of the 61.3 million total opposite-sex couples who reported being married.
A consultant to the Census Bureau estimated there were roughly 100,000 official same-sex weddings, civil unions and domestic partnerships in 2008.
So of the 1,129,489 homosexuals who are in couple, only 300,000 said their relationship was like a marriage. And there are only 200,000 homosexuals who've had weddings or claimed domestic partnerships.
I do not believe this tiny percentage of the homosexual population can trump the claims to marriage that the 122,600,000 married heterosexual's have to marriage.
That said, I do believe Civil Unions should be recognized and given the same status as Marriage. But I do not believe the meaning of marriage should be twisted into something it is not.