How many US gay couples have tied the knot since June's Supreme Court ruling?

Around 96,000 gay couples have gotten hitched since the US Supreme Court ruled in favour of legalising same-sex marriage across all 50 states, reports the Los Angeles Times. Arguments at the United States Supreme Court for Same-Sex Marriage on April 28, 2015 The figure was provided by Gallup, which estimated that around 972,000 Americans are now in a same-sex marriage, up from approximately 780,000 before the June 26 ruling. The research company also found that 45% of same-sex couples who are living together now report being married, compared to 38% before marriage equality. Same-sex marriage rates went up even in states where it was already legal – from 42% to 49%. In states affected by the Obergefell decision, the percentage of same-sex marriages rose from 26% to 31%. A 2011 study by the University of California’s Williams Institute estimated that 3.5% of the US adult population identified as lesbian, gay or bisexual, while 0.3% were transgender. These figures amount to approximately 9 million LGBT Americans – that’s a little short of London’s 8.6m residents. More stories: Zachary Quinto is Attitude’s Red Issue cover guy Bette Midler’s incredible response to news that Justin Bieber doesn’t know who she is