By Thomas Maxheimer
Prior to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling clearing the way for nation-wide marriage equality, less than 8% of LGBT couples were married to a same-sex partner. That increased to 9.6% in 2016, according to the poll. LGBT people over the age of 50 were most likely to be married.
They city will partner with two housing non-profits to build housing for LGBT seniors. “In a city that is in some ways very youth-focused, it’s nice to have a home that’s specifically about seniors. That’s specifically about seniors who led a particular civil rights movement from this city, in this city, who can stay in this city,” says one organizer.
In the case where church members allegedly verbally and physically abused a gay member, the Associated Press has found that authorities, including the District Attorney delayed the case for nearly two years.