Dennis Ziebell, 61, the owner of Orphan Andy’s, a Castro neighborhood diner he opened 35 years ago, said he did not believe the count was accurate. “Take another survey, that’s all I can say,” he said. “I’ve been in a relationship for 36 years and nobody from the census asked me about it.”Here are some of the more interesting stats from the Census information:
*Vermont appears to have the most same-sex couples (10.9 per 1,000 households).
*North Dakota appears to have the fewest same-sex couples (4 per 1,000 households).
*Mississippi appears to have the highest percentage of same-sex couples who are raising children (33%).
*Maine appears to have the lowest percentage of same-sex couples who are raising children (17%).
*Washington D.C., which obviously isn't a state, still manages to pull off two simultaneous records. D.C. has more same-sex couples (19.3 per 1,000 households) than any state and a lower percentage of same-sex couples who are raising kids (10%) than any state.
Another thing that struck me as interesting was the overall percentage of same-sex couples who are raising kids. With a handful of exceptions, most states average 20-30% when it comes to the percent of same-sex couples who have kids.