So far, it's around 17 percent in Massachusetts, which may be distorted upward because of pent-up demand. Only time will give us more solid data. My own view is that we will only be able to guage the true rate once an entire generation of gay kids has grown up in the knowledge that one day, they too can get married like their parents. Only then will the psychological wounds inflicted on gay youth's self-esteem be healed enough to compare them with their heterosexual peers. Dale Carpenter speculates on what all this might mean, if anything, here. And he has some useful additional reporting on the end of gay culture here.
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