June marks the annual observation of LGBTQI+ Pride Month, a month honoring those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex. To commemorate the occasion, online loan marketplace LendingTree analyzed data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2020 American Community Survey data to compare home prices in the states where households occupied by same-sex couples make up the largest and smallest share of couple-occupied households.
The fight for stable housing has been a long and winding road for LGBTQ+ individuals. In fact, housing discrimination protections weren’t extended to LGBTQ+ Americans until last year, some 54 years after the sweeping Fair Housing Act was passed.
While households occupied by same-sex couples make up a small portion of couple-occupied households in each state, median home values