A report released Monday shows that nearly every state in the United States has some gay couples who are legally married, but some have been forced to split up because of discriminatory laws.
The AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law report shows the most recent data on same-sex marriage comes from the most current data available in 2014.
The new data, available Monday, was collected by the Williams institute, which conducts a large-scale, nationwide survey of more than 10,000 people.
The data shows the percentage of states that permit gay marriage has increased from 18 percent in 2013 to 20 percent in 2014, to 25 percent in 2015, to 26 percent in 2016, to 27 percent in 2017, to 28 percent in 2018 and to 29 percent in 2019.
The report shows same-